“When painting I lose track of time. I’m aware that something is happening but I don’t know what it is. It’s much like the wordless thoughts conjured by looking into a fire or the tender recollection of a dream upon waking. It’s more about the feeling than the seeing. Perhaps it’s all just a forlorn attempt to give shape to feelings of compassion, grief and horror.”

Loralee Jade’s painting is concerned with the ways that painting can be utilised to look at what can be represented beyond the use of language. The delicate, intuitively developed works of Jade’s practice draws upon memory and personal experience, offering an evocative visual space that is suggestive of figuration, whilst simultaneously dissolving into abstraction. The experience is sensuous, luscious, bodily and emotional. 

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