May 6, 2015
2015 show at 150 Great Portland Street
Chaos Contained was the first solo exhibition of contemporary abstract painter Boo Mitford. An exploration into circles, colour and movement, the exhibition showcased the artist’s investigation into the tumultuous nature of paint and the personality of colour over the period 2005 – 2015. The exhibition comprised of both her small scale series, as well as a number of recent monumental works over two metres squared.
Guided by a series of strict self-imposed rules, Mitford’s paintings are reinforced by consistency and method in an attempt to control chaos. The artist explains: ‘Paint has every inclination to be unpredictable – it’s a bit of a wild child. Through fine adjustments of volume, situation and strength, I can create a vivid painting of oscillating colour. It is the nature of paint to want to escape. Sometimes colours combine harmoniously, sometimes they fight like hell. The capricious nature of paint is what fascinates me, and what I strive to explore through
The resulting paintings offer not only a chronicle of Mitford’s meticulous study into the behaviour and personality of colour, but a window into the mind of the artist and the dynamic between chaos and control.
Chaos Contained – Paintings by Boo Mitford 2005 – 2015
Showed from 15 May – 12 June 2015
150 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6QD
A limited edition book has been published in tandem with the exhibition.