Louise Blyton

6th international biennale of non objective art
Que des femmes/Only women
Melbourne virtual satellite
Hosted by Art Thoughts AU at Yarra Bend Gallery
September 22 - 19 November

Louise with Lisa

Louise Blyton (b. Melbourne) is a reductive artist exploring the romance of raw linen and colour. The artist’s geometrically shaped canvases explore colour, light, and form through the visual language of Reductivism, an aesthetic style characterized by streamlined compositions, restricted colour, and a reduction of form and means. Identifying with Reductivism’s simplicity, Blyton’s shaped canvases and three-dimensional wall sculptures elevate craftsmanship and process, achieving a compositional clarity that unifies colour and form while portraying the accidental coincidence of beauty.

“I’m always looking for a kind of quietness and harmony when making my works, even if the colour being used is loud. It’s the accidental beauty in nature that really captivates me. A small shadow from a leaf across the pavement from above. A reflection in a puddle on a cloudy day. Just nature in everyday life. It’s a reminder that you can view the world in a more intimate way.”

Louise Blyton lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 1988. Blyton has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Recent exhibitions include Annual Summer Exhibition, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, Little Daydreams (petites reveries), at Factory 49 Paris, France; All the Birds are Singing, at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, USA; Drawing Now Paris, at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at MECA, Portland, ME, USA; and ICONS W\ 13, KNO (Kyiv Non Objective), at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, Kiev, Ukraine. Her works are held in significant corporate and private collections in Australia, China, France, United Kingdom, Portugal, and the United States of America.

Studio installation, 2020, various sizes, acrylic on linen.