Fiona Geilinger is a figurative painter, whose bold compositions focus on fabric and hands. Working in acrylic across wood and paper, she uses strong textured brush strokes that contrast transparency and opacity to explore negative and positive space.
Geilinger’s primary subject is the clothed figure: fabric, hands and glimpses of flesh. Through graphic mark making, her paintings consider how gesture, colour and composition can capture the most vivacious qualities of fabric and bodily contours.
Each painting is guided by weight and movement in a style that highlights the intricacies of paint, materials and gestures. Loose marks are contrasted with hard edges and flat blocks of colour to create a delicate and powerful image. Both subtle and sensual, the visual language uses enticing shapes, curious subjects and suggestive compositions.