Maddie Yuille

(b 1988United Kingdom. Lives and works in London)

Yuille's inanimate interiors offer a glimpse of life without a coherent narrative, exploring the boundaries between familiar and unknown spaces. Yuille bases her paintings on photographs she takes of her own surroundings, simplifying these references beyond the point of clear recognition. The resulting non-spaces are freed from a particular narrative, sometimes resembling hotels or motels rather than domestic or more intimate spaces.

“The illusion of painting is played with,” she says, “a world beyond the curtain is suggested, and yet each visible brush stroke reminds the viewer of the insistent reality of paint sitting on the surface of the canvas.”

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