Search

Buy or commission modern artwork for your workplace or home.

Professionally display artwork in your business or home

Batik

Batik

Crossing the boundaries of disciplines in art can be stimulating. In this series of mixed media paintings, the artist combined the ancient art of batik with the more modern medium of acrylic painting. The contrast between the free gestures of the batik and the controlled planning of the composition is an important element to me. Drawing with hot wax has to be done quickly, which brings freedom of expression. Once completed, the batik is de-constructed in some ways by the other components of the painting. The painted shapes are always organic rather than geometric, and their outlines create a bas relief by the use of fibre, adding another dimension. The last stage to be resolved is the modification of colour and tone.

"My main interest in abstract painting involves dealing with this combined challenge of structure and colour. The outcome is always unexpected. The work proceeds through layering, and intuition is integral throughout. Consequently, time away from the studio allows for the digestion of ideas. For me, a painting must evolve slowly in this way to have depth and any chance of originality. In my work, my aims are always the same: to have rhythm and harmony in the composition and to be evocative rather than descriptive. The paintings are never ‘abstracted from’ nature; rather, they are a product of it in the form of imagination. To me, abstraction can be the closest to ‘reality’ as everything is made up of patterns of form, colour and texture, right down to the microscopic level".

A series of mixed media original paintings on canvas by Marguerite Knight 

Batik - Painting 02 (#BATIK_02)

Batik - Painting 02 (#BATIK_02)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 03 (#BATIK_03)

Batik - Painting 03 (#BATIK_03)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 04 (#BATIK_04)

Batik - Painting 04 (#BATIK_04)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 05 (#BATIK_05)

Batik - Painting 05 (#BATIK_05)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 06 (#BATIK_06)

Batik - Painting 06 (#BATIK_06)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 07 (#BATIK_07)

Batik - Painting 07 (#BATIK_07)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 09 (#BATIK_09)

Batik - Painting 09 (#BATIK_09)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 1 (#BATIK_01)

Batik - Painting 1 (#BATIK_01)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 10 (#BATIK_10)

Batik - Painting 10 (#BATIK_10)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 11 (#BATIK_11)

Batik - Painting 11 (#BATIK_11)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 12 (#BATIK_12)

Batik - Painting 12 (#BATIK_12)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 14 (#BATIK_14)

Batik - Painting 14 (#BATIK_14)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 15 (#BATIK_15)

Batik - Painting 15 (#BATIK_15)

£1,200.00 GBP
Batik - Painting 18 (#BATIK_18)

Batik - Painting 18 (#BATIK_18)

£1,200.00 GBP

Search