Annalisa Merrilees Virtual Solo Exhibition

The first artist to feature in the virtual solo exhibition series is Annalisa Merrilees – an Edinburgh-based painter whose process derives from an interest in the mental limits of the body and the subsequent physical effects.

Within her work, there is a visible struggle between control and chaos, which comes from her monomaniacal tendencies. Each piece has a set of routines that must be followed and completed in as close to one sitting as possible.

The use of a random number generator to allocate colours to the base grid allows the painting to begin its life illogically. By removing herself from this responsibility, it initiates a dialogue and set of problems, which she then responds to. The random and deliberate actions come together to create a sufficient formal balance within the work.