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b. 1990 in London, UK ; lives and works in London
“I start intuitively by setting down a group of forms. The forms are my initial response to the surface and to the space. When I approach a painting my intention is to embody the forms within the work, so that they are contained within the space and act as a whole.
‘Pare down to the essence, but don’t remove the poetry. Keep things clean and unencumbered, but don’t sterilise’
The process is about responding and creating a visual language that connects to the eye, through line and form, at it’s core is a method of selecting, evaluating and editing. I feel that emotional changes show their nature by changes of colour, its not just what’s on the surface. Exploring the activity of man’s energy and emotional activity, my aim is for people to feel a charge from the painting. Engaging in the irrational unconsciousness as well as the rational conscious activity of painting, allows me to listen to the painting but at the same time have an initial impression.”
Eastwood’s abstract compositions and forms have a more suggestive relation to drawing. This is what makes the works immediate: they communicate the experience of the artist to the viewer. She engages in the irrational unconsciousness as well as the rational conscious activity of painting. With strong colour, floating forms and recurring motifs her works generate energy within the space of the canvas using balance and structure.