When Lise Stoufflet creates an artwork, she begins with an intention. Only the titles, such as "Tous" (All) or "Magi" (Magic) offer clues as to the French artist's original motivations to convey a concept, mood or atmosphere. As Stoufflet explains in a French-language interview with Boum Bang Magazine, the artist is often surprised by the resulting images, such as that of "Tous," in which blindfolded men in identical blue uniforms lay on the ground, bound by hand and foot with strings.
When we first posted elusive Queensland artist Lisa Adams, nobody had seen a painting from her in a year because she was quietly collecting new inspiration. She is now putting the finishing touches on her upcoming exhibition at Philip Bacon Galleries, opening November 25th. Adams treats her paintings as a memoir, created chronologically, where making memories is part of the process. Her story is vested in her images. In anticipation of her next show, we take a look back at her work over the years.