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Geometric Paintings: The Portfolio of Sarah Trundle

A painting with several bright blocks of colourMonkey Bars, acrylic and pastel on canvas

Sarah Trundle creates abstract artworks that explore formal elements distilled to their most basic building blocks: lines and planes of color. In her geometric paintings, the artist creates overlapping patterns that hint at figure and space without revealing either.

An abstract artwork with a black line on a white groundEmbrace, acrylic and graphite on canvas

I love Sarah’s sparing use of colour. The subdued palette that runs throughout her artistic portfolio makes me think of Robert Ryman’s monochromatic white paintings, more focused on texture and shape than on colour. Likewise, Sarah’s simple but impactful compositions are reminiscent of abstractions by Thomas Nozkowski.

A screen capture of Sarah Trundle's art portfolio websiteThe front page of Sarah's art portfolio website


There’s also an interesting texture present in Sarah’s artworks – though the subject matter would seem to demand an inhuman approach, the artist actually leaves plenty of evidence of the process and of her own hand. The persistent, light texture in the works, and the slight – perhaps intentional – imperfections, lead to an aesthetic that’s more inviting on the whole.

A painting with planes of colour visible through a white coatingPresto Change-o, acrylic, chalk pastel, spray paint on canvas

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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