Eleanor Langton explores colour, shape, perspective and pattern in her paintings that sway between figuration and abstraction. Her vibrant and quirky still-life paintings are investigations into the value we place on objects whether they are sentimental, perishable or disposable. Objects, shapes and patterns are simplified and flattened into the picture plane to depict an off kilter perspective. The artist’s collection of mid-century furniture interacts with modern everyday objects bringing together elements of both the present and the past. The domestic subject matter is brought up-to-date by the use of vivid colour and striking patterns that reference mid-century patterns and 80’s prints. Inspiration will arise during fleeting moments of domestic rituals where we often forget to be fully present. The objects chosen become a portrait of their owner and a document of beauty in the mundane.
Eleanor earned her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in America. She lived in the U.S.A. for 10 years before returning home to London. In 2016 she was awarded the Artists Prize and the Publicity Prize from the Royal Watercolour Society in their Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition.