Eleanor Louise Butt

Eleanor Louise Butt is a Melbourne based artist, she Graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, degree with Honours, in 2013.

Eleanor’s paintings are process led, employing a personal language of recurring shapes, negative space and distinctive colour. Forms and gestures interact, generating relationships and mnemonic narratives. Through this ongoing investigation of material and archetypes, Eleanor adopts the potentialities of paint to create surfaces where action, experience, perception and memory are interwoven and folded back into one another.

The surface of each painting becomes a charged space through the use of coarse linen and hessian, and are often saturated with an iconic yellow hue. What then follows is an intuitive process of applying and removing paint, pouring, rubbing and layering, all situated within a unique language of figure-ground dynamics. Through these actions, Eleanor’s canvases become diaristic sites for posing questions and receiving answers whilst generating agency through an intimate and reciprocal relationship between artist and object.