John O’Loughlin

Material: Mixed Media | Location: Merseyside
'Free Spirits'

The maker has drawn a graphite grid, wet the paper and applied paint to some of the cells. The colours are free spirited and, oblivious of the grid, flow across the wet surface, beyond the boundaries, interacting with one another, creating intricate patterns and exploring the paper. Once dry, cotton thread has been used to reinstate the grid from which the colours have escaped and show how far they got.

John O'Loughlin studied architecture in Bath, Helsinki and London. He works part-time for an architecture practice based in Liverpool City Centre, and part-time for himself in a very small workshop at his home in Chester.

Image: ‘Altostratus 09’ by John O’Loughlin

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