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Drawing Two..2003
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Eva Gustavsson

(b Sweden 1961) studied History & Drama, Theatre & Film, and later History of Art. Worked as a journalist before attending Glasgow School of Art BA Hons Fine Art Painting 1995.

Works in the past two years have been inspired by art of the Renaissance. On a visit to Florence, Eva was particularly fascinated by the remains and fragments of the frescoes that had not survived, where it was no longer possible to make a full understanding of the works,

but instead where it was possible to let the imagination take over and wonder what had been there before.

Mixing dry pigments from Italy and applying paint and gesso in layers, then scraping back into the ground, Eva creates evocative textured surfaces. Drawing and mark making are of particular importance to Eva in both the making of the larger canvases and the smaller scale works on paper.

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