Good Intentions II

By Ellie Malin

acrylic on canvas board
32x27cm framed
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"For this exhibition, I created a series of small works in paintings, which are all titled ‘Good Intentions’. Vibrant fluorescent hues, reminiscent of flashing neon signs are securely contained within a black japan stained frame."  

Ellie Malin is a Melbourne based artist working in painting. Her visceral artworks are made up of a language of bold geometries and chromatic compositions. Inspired by observations from life, she translates her ideas into an intuitive world of layered fields of colour echoing place and memory.  

Ellie describes her work, as operating as though made of cellular memory. Through an introspective process she applies layer upon layer, purposely revealing and concealing information beneath the surface. Soft geometric forms resemble complex architectural constructs whilst also hinting towards patterns in nature. Colour and shape, light and dark culminate in compositions evoking memory of a time and space.  

Ellie graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Monash University. She has been a finalist in numerous awards including The Senini Award at McClelland Gallery, the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Award, and Banyule Works on Paper. Solo and group exhibitions include Australian Print Workshop, Modern Times, Megalo Gallery Canberra, Boom Gallery Geelong and Heide Museum of Modern Art. Her works are in public and private collections throughout Australia and internationally.