Explore the Tropical Landscape of Guatemala through Vivian Suter's Paintings

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Explore the Tropical Landscape of Guatemala through Vivian Suter's Paintings

Navigate your way through the maze of colourful hanging paintings, which form Vivian Suter’s (b. 1949) large-scale installation Nisyros (Vivian’s Bed) 2016-17. Suter’s work is inspired by the tropical landscape of Panajachel in Guatemala, where she lives and works. The environment plays an important role in the making and development of her work.

Image: Vivian Suter, Nisyros (Vivian’s bed) 2016–17 © Courtesy of the artist and Karma International, Zurich and Los Angeles; Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; House of Gaga, Mexico City; and Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City

 

Navigate your way through the maze of colourful hanging paintings, which form Vivian Suter’s (b. 1949) large-scale installation Nisyros (Vivian’s Bed) 2016-17.

 

Vivian Suter, Nisyros (Vivian’s bed) 2016–17 © Courtesy of the artist and Karma International, Zurich and Los Angeles; Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; House of Gaga, Mexico City; and Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City

 

Suter’s work is inspired by the tropical landscape of Panajachel in Guatemala, where she lives and works. The environment plays an important role in the making and development of her work.

 

Vivian Suter, Nisyros (Vivian’s bed) 2016–17 © Courtesy of the artist and Karma International, Zurich and Los Angeles; Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; House of Gaga, Mexico City; and Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City

 

She leaves her artwork outdoors to be exposed to the elements so that natural substances, such as volcanic and botanical matter, are incorporated into the work. Look closely at the hanging canvases and see whether you can spot the leaves or twigs congealed in the thick paint or the random imprints of her dog’s paws.

You can find Vivian Suter in our ground floor Wolfson Gallery. It is the first solo display of Vivian Suter’s work in the UK.

Until 16 March 2020

 

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