Louise McNaught - Exhale

Louise McNaught - Exhale


*Only 4 Artist Proofs available, edition sold out.

Giclee print on Somerset Velvet 330gsm Paper, 100x100cm Edition of 20, signed and numbered, unframed. 

‘Exhale’ is a beautiful play of juxtapositions, depicting a stately, white polar bear, surrounded by fluttering, orange Monarch butterflies. A single butterfly hovers in the bear’s open mouth, creating tension in the moment of stillness: is this - as the title suggests - an exhalation, or does the image depict the darker side of the animal kingdom? The ambiguities and uncertainties are what make the print so striking, and the interplay of bright colour and bold monochrome is visually arresting. To finish the piece, Louise has employed her signature ‘bleed’ motif, with soft, thin lines of grey and white paint running down the print, producing a gentle sense of dynamism and flow.

The work of Louise McNaught takes its inspiration form the natural world: raising the status of animals and creatures to the majestic and sublime, McNaught creates bold images, using striking colour and compositional techniques.

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