Liisa Pesonen’s working process is to a great extent an investigation and contemplation of the nature of painting. Particular objects of scrutiny are the compositions, arrangements and structural components of the image. Pesonen investigates painting primarily through drawing and the line: How does the form emerge as the line turns into a surface and an object? Pesonen effortlessly combines features of the low-key, tentative, stripped-down exterior of minimalism with bold, resolute expressive language and colour-field painting.
Figure 3, 2020
Oil, acrylic and marker on canvas, 80 x 70 cm / 31.5 x 27.5 in