Landskins is a culmination of Paula Payne’s visual arts practice-led research at Griffith University – Queensland College of Art, exploring space and landscape. Reflective of her exploration of space and how we think about representing landscape, this installation of large works provides an immersive space for the viewer to experience these landscapes and environmental spaces.
Catalogue essay writer, Christine Morrow comments: Paula Payne’s paintings disturb states of matter. The artist uses chemical and physical properties of paint to collapse the categories of sky, soil, rock, water and ice. She coaxes hesitant forms from her brush but even as she conjures them into being, she suppresses them. Through layers and veils of paint, shapes emerge and are stifled. By muddling the paint Payne muddies the waters.