Louise McNaught’s bold pop art wildlife impressions fit perfectly with Box Galleries’ contemporary style. Her use of uplifting neon colours and instantly recognisable style of dripping paint down a canvas resonate with any animal/nature lover. There is also something that evokes the fragility of the animal kingdom when you look closer at her work. Louise completed her Fine Art Degree BSc (Hons) in 2012 at the University of Greenwich, and has since exhibited Internationally often showcasing at the Affordable Art Fairs in the UK and Singapore.
Louise‘s creates an aura around the animals who often appear ethereal in their luminescence. She is motivated by emotive and spiritual experiences which has manifested in a mixed-media approach. Her soft style suggests a delicate relationship between nature and ourselves, making a clear point about man's destruction of nature - which flutters jewel-like in the balance. When focusing on endangered species the imagery often takes on a duality of not only what is happening to the animal itself, but also reflects how we feel psychologically about the effect the human race is having on these species.
By subverting traditional representation she hints at darker consequences, yet paradoxically giving animals an elevated status. Her animals are a medium for self-expression, as lack of context and background suspends the creatures in an internal or even numinous space, where they become a metaphor for the human condition and psyche.
Just as we use highlighters to mark areas of importance, McNaught is doing this with fluorescent media. By drawing the viewers attention to the animal’s presence and energy, McNaught is hoping to share with the viewer the awe that the natural world inspires within her.