bloc projects


Bloc Billboard – Liz West

2 – 30 March 2015

Liz West’s new work Subjective Mixtures #1 created in situ for the Bloc Billboard on Jessop Street, Sheffield.

West explores drawing as something not confined to two dimensions. During the creation of her work, whether making arrangements of objects and lights or drawing on paper, she uses elements of composition and arrangement to experiment with colour and space, often creating work is that is harmonious with its surroundings and examines our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour.

West uses light as a material that radiates outside of its boundaries and containers, highlighting its significance within our understanding of colour. Her interventions and installations forge new spaces and environments, in which colour floods a physical site through a rich layering of light or disrupts the flatness of white paper.

Liz West graduated with BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture & Environmental Art, The Glasgow School of Art in 2007. Her recent commissions and exhibitions include Intervals, Light Night Leeds, Leeds Art Gallery, commissioned by Leeds City Council; PUTT PUTT #2, Lansdowne Walk, Croydon, commissioned by Turf Projects; Your Colour Perception, Federation House, Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Manchester, UK and An Additive Mixture, Gallery 333, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK, all 2014.