Pauline Crogan is an Australian artist working in the UK, China, Dubai and France.
Her field of visual enquiry is non-objective painting, specifically geometric abstraction. Her method is to explore the grid in abstract painting and colour in the context of optics. The grid is used as a structure where the various influences and ideas can be inserted onto the picture frame.
These influences include living in the middle of the vibrant colours of traditional Chinese architecture and Islamic and Asian art and design. Further considerations are the effect of colour and how to use it to create an optical frisson in viewing of the artwork.
One series of work endeavors to destabilize the viewing of the picture plane by creating a 3-Dimensional effect where the patterns start to quiver. Whilst there is an element of colours playing off one another, the other series of artworks are about the use of colour and motifs incorporated from non-Occidental influences.
- 2013 Master of Fine Art with Distinction, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
- 2009 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
- 2005 Certificate in Foundation Art & Design, The University of Hong Kong