Set of 5, 4 shown here
Acrylic gouache on plywood
Various dimensions (60.6 x 45 cm, 19.7 x 24.7 cm, 24.7 x 19.7 cm, 24.7 x 19.7 cm)
For her wide-ranging multidisciplinary oeuvre, Perret draws on varied sources from the Arts and Crafts movement, Soviet Constructivism, Dada and Bauhaus to socialist utopias and feminist politics.
In discussing the small-scale panel paintings in gouache from more recent years, she explains, "There are so many different sources. In a way I am more interested in the succession of the images, in the way that one image comes after another, than in the image itself, although of course when I am making a particular painting I concentrate on it alone."
© 2010 Mai-Thu Perret