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alison livesey

Alison Livesey was born in Huddersfield in 1984 and studied at Leeds College of Art & Design between 2004 and 2005 and then at Manchester Metropolitan University from 2005 to 2008.

She has recently been included in: Paint-o-Rama, Northern Quarter, Manchester.

Livesey’s work explores a desire for order. She employs sets of rules which she then follows to a preordained end. She is interested in the tension created between the fragility of the materials she uses and the precision of the system that she employs. By carefully dipping string into pigment, before attaching it to a series of nails accurately measured along the side of a stretcher, the string is snapped onto the surface of unprimed canvas. In this manner a series of precise lines are gradually built up which results in a complex grids at odds with the ephemeral nature of the materials employed.