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Organic vs. Geometric: the Paintings of Lili Phelouzat


digital illustration of geometric shapes and vibrant colorsFuture, digital illustration

Lili Phelouzat is Artist Run Website's featured artist today! Lili was born in France, and later moved to London. She is currently exhibiting in both France and the UK. Her body of work contains colourful, minimalist geometric illustrations, and complex, abstract paintings which combine the geometric, scientific, almost schematic imagery with more organic, tactile forms.

 


acrylic painting with dripping ink on canvas using bright colorsConscious of Repression, ink and acrylic on canvas

Looking through her website, I’m especially impressed by her gallery of paintings, which are overflowing with vibrant colour and movement. In many of these, Lili places a representational form – for example, a bird or a human figure – in an abstract environment, causing the viewer to question what is abstract and what is representational. This phenomenon carries over even into her purely abstract paintings, which play with line and shape in such a way as to create a vague but believable suggestion of figure.

 


acrylic painting of bird in a tunnelBlue Tit in Urban Jungle, acrylic, coarse pumice gel, ink, and permanent marker on canvas

 

The new works that Lili is posting on her blog make me excited to see where she’ll take this organic vs. geometric combination next!


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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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