On display in the Peart Rose Clinic in Hammersmith Hospital are two bodies of work by British artist Tess Jaray. On the ground floor is a group of original paintings on board, these geometric abstract shapes embody Jaray’s exploration of the interaction of colour and form. They pay homage to Kazimir Malevich (1879–1935), the leading figure of Suprematism, which he described as ‘the supremacy of pure feeling or perception in the pictorial arts’. On the second floor is a series of monochromatic, geometric silkscreen prints produced in 2001. The works are visual responses to the literary works of German writer W. G. Sebald, namely The Rings of Saturn (1998) and Vertigo (1999), which had a profound impact on the artist.
Since the early 1960s, Jaray has been preoccupied with colour, pattern and repetition. She arranges groups of shapes on flat grounds investigating the effects that pattern, repetition and colour have on our visual perceptions.
For more information on the artist visit her website.