PATTERN, PRINT and ABSTRACTION

In the art sessions people often work with the materials in an experimental and abstracted way, creating patterns, focusing on mark making, shape, gesture, colour, line, texture.

Here are a broad collection of works and links to artists that explore pattern, print, abstraction and colour, ranging from the world of fine art, fashion and design to Aboriginal Dot paintings and Traditional Ndebele wall paintings, and the decorative arts.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW (LEFT) TO TAKE YOU TO A PATTERN AND PRINT PINTEREST BOARD THAT ONE OF THE AiH ARTISTS HAS COMPILED.

7313409148_63de681766_o.jpg

Images: Japanese Designs (1902), Selected pages from 1901 and 1902 issues of Shin-Bijutsukai, a Japanese design magazine. Source: Internet Archive / Smithsonian Libraries  and The Public Domain Review, Not in Copyright.

Louisa Chambers, Creature, 2015, 22 x 16cm gouache on card. © Louisa Chambers

Louisa Chambers, Lean 2017,  40 x 30 cm gouache on board. © Louisa Chambers

Louisa Chambers, Fragments  2017,  gouache on paper. © Louisa Chambers

Louisa Chambers, K and Q  2019,  acrylic on linen 60 x 50cm. © Louisa Chambers

Louisa Chambers, Pleats  2018,  gouache on board. © Louisa Chambers

Images above from Albert Racinet's L'Ornement Polychrome (1869–73), RawPixel, public domain CCO

Artwork by Sophie Mackfall. The Current is Coming Towards Us, with ramoslübbert in Arnis, Germany, Image credited to Christian Lübbert. 

Image courtesy of the artist bySophie Mackfall.

Image courtesy of the artist bySophie Mackfall.

Sophie Mackfall,  Materials: Acrylic on canvas, line, pegs. ramoslübbert, Art Night Open, Art Night 2019. Press release extract:

'This shall be for a bond between us explores the intersections of nature, art and community space as a fertile ground for cultural encounter. Encouraged by the bucolic context of Lloyd Park, the works connect with the patterns of nature and the mutability of the materials, reflecting upon a society that values and conserves the land and its ecologies.'

Sophie Mackfall, All works under the collective title 'Y Shaped Strokes', images by Adam Grainger.

Sophie Mackfall,  Yellow Moving Edge, with Lynne Fulton as part of Thoresby Thursday's, acrylic on canvas.

Images above courtesy of the artist Sophie Mackfall. To find out more about Sophie's work visit her website by clicking here.

" The nine decades of artist Yayoi Kusama’s life have taken her from rural Japan to the New York art scene to contemporary Tokyo, in a career in which she has continuously innovated and re-invented her style. Well-known for her repeating dot patterns, her art encompasses an astonishing variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance and immersive installation. It ranges from works on paper featuring intense semi-abstract imagery, to soft sculpture known as ‘Accumulations’, to her ‘Infinity Net’ paintings, made up of carefully repeated arcs of paint built up into large patterns. Since 1977 Kusama has lived voluntarily in a psychiatric institution, and much of her work has been marked with obsessiveness and a desire to escape from psychological trauma. In an attempt to share her experiences, she creates installations that immerse the viewer in her obsessive vision of endless dots and nets or infinitely mirrored space. At the centre of the art world in the 1960s, she came into contact with artists including Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell and Claes Oldenburg, influencing many along the way. She has traded on her identity as an ‘outsider’ in many contexts – as a female artist in a male-dominated society, as a Japanese person in the Western art world, and as a victim of her own neurotic and obsessional symptoms. After achieving fame and notoriety with groundbreaking art happenings and events, she returned to her country of birth and is now Japan’s most prominent contemporary artist."

TATE

" Droplets, waves and mountains… the etchings held prisoner in blocks of stone were the inspiration for the Japanese master bookbinders’ marbled paper. Inkjet printing has transposed these effects to fabric, without ever equalling the delicacy and radiance of the patterns found by Hermès in an old album in the archives of its Lyon textile sector. After years of research, this technique of silk marbling using a compressed, through-coloured starch paste was rediscovered in Kyoto. The Nose family is its custodian."

Directed by Frédéric Laffon

HERMES

 © 2020 ART IN HOSPITAL

Background Artwork by Lily Ross 'Untitled'  Watercolour on paper 2019

  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Vimeo

 Art in Hospital is a charity registered in Scotland No SC038351