Abstract Award 2021

Rhiannon Inman-Simpson

I Cannot Find My Feet

Jackson's Painting Prize 2021
60 x 70cm

“My practice reflects on ideas surrounding bodily perception of place alongside the nature of painting itself. In my work I look at the differences in how we navigate, both physically and imaginatively, three distinct realms: the bodily experience of an environment, the pictorial space of a painting and the space of written language.

My current paintings dwell on visceral encounters between body and place: the colour change when your eyes are disorientated by bright light; the sensation of moving your limbs through cold water; a rapid heartbeat. Approaching each work instinctively, I move between colour, form and marks in the way I might move my body through a physical environment. I pull the green vertically to the top edge and back down again, like a figure or a breath or just a feeling of being vertical in the world. I bring the blue inside until it just about touches the pink.”