Lisa Milroy | the artist




The artist Lisa Milroy
Born 1959, Vancouver, Canada.
Lives and works in London, UK.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Sculpture Objects, Printmakers,


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Biography.
Lisa Milroy is an artist concerned more with form in her paintings than with content. She chooses to paint everyday objects but paints them isolated from their original context, unravelling new qualities and meanings and more importantly, a new way of looking at inanimate objects. Her work does not aim to imitate reality in a photographic way…
Tate Britain.
Milroy animates inanimate objects to convey a heightened presence, both of what we recognise in the image and of the brush marks themselves. She presents generic rather than individual properties of objects which are rendered in a neutral space against a white background. Despite the objective, even abstract patterning of objects across the canvas, subjective readings are unavoidable and cumulative. Stamps 1988 for example combines the smallness of the scenes depicted with the largeness of the canvas itself. The painting points outwards to experiences of place and travel and inwards to the careful selection and engagement of the collector…
Lisa Milroy’s paintings are pleasurable and provocative, clear but complex, immediate and yet richly subtle. In 2001 many of her major works were brought together for an important exhibition at Tate Liverpool; this film, the first about her work, was made alongside that show. Her earliest works are depictions of everyday objects: shoes in serried ranks, collections of lightbulbs and household hardware…


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