Previous Exhibition

Louise Isackson —
Colour Ensembles

Jul 30 – Aug 12, 2020

About the Artist      

Side Gallery’s curated exhibition features Louise Isackson’s colour-sound compositions inspired by the jazz world’s most iconic improvisational artists. 

With intensely rich and luminous colour, Louise Isackson paints with emotive intent while influenced by her combined passions: Colour and Music. Often hovering between abstraction and realism, Louise Isackson paints with vibrant colour and shimmering brushstrokes to express her passion for sound/colour correlation. 

Colour Ensembles is music-in-paint journeying through Light, Sound, Form and Colour. Designed to excite all the senses, this collection of paintings represents the corresponding vibrations of colour alongside select sounds including two famed Miles Davis tracks. 

Isackson draws inspiration from Kandinski’s The Spiritual in Art colour correlation theories. She interprets the sensory impact of colour by combining shimmering brush stroke effects with elusive abstract forms. The result is a collision of sound and sight that brings to life the raw emotional experience of music, only splashed across the canvas.

“My titles are often referring to notes, tonal keys, tempo, music theory and movements. What I’m most inspired to create in my paintings is translating the emotion of sound into colour, form and light. My process involves painting while listening, developing an intuition for the corresponding colours, building up layers of shapes, marks and tones in structural compositions that visualise a resonance similar to musical vibration”.

About the Artist

Louise Isackson

Louise Isackson is a visual artist exploring her painting with images that represent the vibrations of sound through the application of painterly colour on canvas. Louise's paintings investigate parallel languages, and the essence of her combined passion of colour (through paint) and music. Theoretically, Isackson’s paintings occupy the space between colour sensation and the sonic expressions of visual forms. Her paintings and the compositional structure of image-making have a direct reference to her experiences as a professional musician. 

With intensely rich and luminous colour, Louise Isackson paints with emotive intent while influenced by her combined passions: Colour and Music. Often hovering between abstraction and realism, Louise Isackson paints with vibrant colour and shimmering brushstrokes to express her passion for sound/colour correlation. 
 
Isackson draws inspiration from Kandinski’s The Spiritual in Art colour correlation theories. She interprets the sensory impact of colour by combining shimmering brush stroke effects with elusive abstract forms. The result is a collision of sound and sight that brings to life the raw emotional experience of music, only splashed across the canvas.

“I have a keen interest in the musicality of colour, and explore this constantly as I’m painting. My titles are often referring to notes, tonal keys, tempo, music theory and movements. What I’m most inspired to create in my paintings is translating the emotion of sound into colour, form and light. My process involves painting while listening, developing an intuition for the corresponding colours, building up layers of shapes, marks and tones in structural composition that visualise a resonance similar to musical vibration”.

CAREER BACKGROUND:
Louise began her art career by completing a Fine Art degree at Griffith University. She showed her work in exhibitions with many local galleries based on her visual art studies before taking up a career in the corporate world of design and advertising. True to a renaissance person, Louise also moonlighted as a performing Jazz Singer, and performed in Japan and New York. Completing her QUT masters thesis in Creative Industries in 2016 marked her departure from the IT world into a full time dedication as a visual artist.