Kunsthaus Pasquart presents the largest exhibition to date dedicated to France-Lise McGurn (b.1983), a Scottish artist who paints on canvases as well as directly on walls, floors and the ceilings of exhibition spaces, creating an immersive and mobile experience.
In her work she draws on a collected archive of images from films, club flyers and magazines and other platforms for popular culture, as well as her own experiences. These range from life in a city, partying and dreams to motherhood and female sexuality.
Her paintings are inherently sexual, but in a non-explicit and ambivalent way. The elegant pose of a thigh or the intertwining of bodies exude a languid sexuality that has not yet been consummated, the suggestion of pleasure enhanced by the paint spilling freely across canvas onto walls, floors and ceilings. Her figures are usually portrayed naked, whether in groups, in pairs or alone. Her abstracted figures suggesting both the strange intimacy of urban connection and the distance of city life.
SEPTEMBER 19 – NOVEMBER 22, 2020
KUNSTHAUS PASQUART | BIEL, SWITZERLAND