Amy Shackleton don’t need no stinkin’ brushes

Take a good look at these paintings. They were all done without a brush. Twenty-five year old, Toronto-based artist Amy Shackleton uses a variety of methods to create her art. Working with squeeze bottles, string, and mostly gravity, she manipulates the acrylic and enamel paints better than many people can using brushes. She works from her own travel photographs that she’s digitally altered. The finished pieces depict a post-industrial landscape through a very positive lens. The painting above, “Terrace City” is a 60″ X 90″ diptych that appeared as part of her show at the Elaine Fleck Gallery in Toronto last month. She did it in a 30 hour studio session that’s been condensed into a 2 and 1/2 minute video below. We think one of the video’s captions says it best: “Amy’s technique is calculated yet spontaneous, reflecting her urban and natural inspiration.”
See how many of Amy’s methods you can spot in the video.

via Colossal

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