Lizzie Munn’s practice is centred on an abstract exploration of painting’s fundamentals- colour, shape, pictorial space, gesture and surface. Her process is a combination of insight and intuition, creating intimate paintings on aluminium that explore a visible tension between the surface and the application of paint. She uses no source material and approaches each piece without any preconceived notions of the end product. Instead, the aluminium plate undergoes the same scrutiny each time, layers of paint battle against the lustrous surface; some sit comfortably whilst others hover awkwardly. This complex visual language forces forms to appear, disappear and repeat until an internal logic has been established. Although small in size, Lizzie’s work challenges the viewer by constructing an image in which scale is inherent; the spectator is invited to inhabit the painted surface. Through the use of receding plains, veiling glazes and architectural forms, the small surface is transformed into an image with great depth and an absurd sense of scale, often reminiscent of interior spaces. Due to the intuitive nature of her practice she works on numerous paintings at once, and although each painting is inherently individual, forms and tones drift between works establishing a constant dialogue; the viewer becomes complicit in this intimate exchange as they enter the uncanny environment of both the painted surface and the exhibition space.