Savage Shapes

by Eleanor Adair

I’ve always been interested in how self-consciousness alters our identity, so my art naturally becomes a way of exploring the different ways we define ourselves through others. I’m heavily drawn towards figurative art, and find the human form the best place to look at the extremities and disruptions that push us beyond the predictable and make the body talk. I tend to be an instinctive painter, so that I work in the moment rather than from plans. I think this means the art is less censored, less concerned, even if it’s more chaotic or absurd. With figurative art, the artist plays a role in filling up space that challenges the contained, precise and predictable forms we’re so often presented with. Once eyes start moving outside of those shapes they become exciting again. The bodies that materialise in my own work are an alternative account of the routine human form; bodies for eyes that like to wander.

Line Dance, oil on canvas 60x75cm

Line Dance, oil on canvas 60x75cm

Line Dance 2, oil on canvas 60x75cm

Line Dance 2, oil on canvas 60x75cm

Line Dance 3, ink on paper 20x30cm

Line Dance 3, ink on paper 20x30cm

Lemon, oil on canvas 100x75cm

Lemon, oil on canvas 100x75cm

Lemon 2, oil on canvas 100x75cm

Lemon 2, oil on canvas 100x75cm

Swans, oil on canvas 100x75cm

Swans, oil on canvas 100x75cm

Angels, oil on canvas 60x75cm

Angels, oil on canvas 60x75cm

Floorboard, oil on canvas 50x60cm

Floorboard, oil on canvas 50x60cm

Head studies 1,2 & 3, felt pen on paper each 20x30cm

Head studies 1,2 & 3, felt pen on paper each 20x30cm

Yellow Evolving, pen on paper 30x40cm

Yellow Evolving, pen on paper 30x40cm

Yellow Evolving 2, pen on paper 30x40cm

Yellow Evolving 2, pen on paper 30x40cm

On Pink, pen on paper, each 20x30cm

On Pink, pen on paper, each 20x30cm

Bluemen, pen on paper 30cmx40cm

Bluemen, pen on paper 30cmx40cm

Blueman 2, pen on paper 30x40cm

Blueman 2, pen on paper 30x40cm

 

Eleanor AdairEleanor Adair was born and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. She has exhibited internationally including London, Paris, Edinburgh and in the US. She has no formal art training and currently lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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77 Comments on “Savage Shapes”

  1. October 13, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    wow !!!!

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  2. October 13, 2015 at 7:02 pm #

    Very powerful pieces of work. I too love turning figurative work into purely shapes. I especially love your pen drawings.

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  3. October 14, 2015 at 5:29 am #

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  4. October 14, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

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  5. October 14, 2015 at 4:36 pm #

    Wierd perspective you got there….but i dig it, kinda

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  6. October 15, 2015 at 2:41 am #

    I enjoyed your article and I like your work. I like the freedom and movement.

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  7. October 24, 2015 at 12:52 am #

    Those are great should exhibit them.
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  8. November 1, 2015 at 5:10 am #

    wow its super cool

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  9. GENERATION NOW
    November 1, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    Original and enjoyable! Full of soul and inspiration! Amazing gift!

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    November 5, 2015 at 6:08 am #

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  11. November 16, 2015 at 6:34 am #

    they are mummy’s i guess

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  12. November 19, 2015 at 9:50 pm #

    very strong pieces Eleanor, can’t stop looking, so richly layered and dancing with passion and energy. Thank you, I’m inspired.

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  13. November 19, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    Can’t find a place to subscribe…do you do that?

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    • December 12, 2015 at 11:33 pm #

      Did you find it? If you’re a WordPress blogger you can subscribe like you normally would there. If you’d like to subscribe via email or RSS, there’s a place for each in the right hand bar. Thanks so much! Melissa

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      • December 13, 2015 at 1:04 am #

        I’m subscribed to you Melissa but wanted to subscribe to Eleanor but her site doesn’t do that I think. Thank you for your answer

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        • December 13, 2015 at 1:13 am #

          Ok, that’s why I was confused. 🙂 I’m not sure she does either. She does have a contact page where you could ask. I think the easiest way to see her latest work may be Twitter–that seems to be updated very frequently (even more so than her Facebook page, which is pretty active).

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        • December 13, 2015 at 1:17 am #

          I’m not a FaceBooker any more and I don’t Twitter any more either so I guess I will email her. Thank you for the info though Melissa…appreciated

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    • December 15, 2015 at 11:10 am #

      Thanks so much for your feedback, I really appreciate your comments and glad you like the art 🙂 It’s true I haven’t organised a blog yet, but may do so in the future. Like Melissa says, I usually put my work up on Facebook on Eleanor Adair Art and Twitter . In the new year I’ll hopefully sort out other sites such as instagram and try to keep my website updated! Thanks again for the interest- Eleanor 🙂

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  14. November 22, 2015 at 7:13 am #

    You are indeed an accomplished artist because your work evokes such emotion that one must comment. I both laughed and was a bit frightened, but couldn’t wait to see the next image. Best wishes for continued success.

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  15. February 4, 2016 at 2:30 am #

    Fitting name – ‘Savage shapes’ however, the beauty is nowhere near Savage. It is…

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  16. February 12, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Reblogged this on adrenalineboo.

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  17. June 12, 2016 at 5:34 am #

    Reblogged this on eleanoradair.

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