Alison Turnbull transforms readymade information – plans, diagrams, blueprints, charts – into abstract paintings. Her work distils and builds on such source material to create a distinctive, compressed pictorial imagery that is spare, geometric and chromatically precise. Currently she is working on paintings that derive from a composite photograph of deep space made using the Hubble Space Telescope.
Works on paper include editioned prints and an ongoing series of drawings made on stationery and printed papers of all kinds. She has also realized a number of architectural commissions in a wide range of materials.
Born in Bogotá, she studied in Madrid and at Bath Academy of Art and has exhibited widely. Her work is in the collections of the Arts Council, the British Council, Government Art Collection, London and Tate.
Alison Turnbull is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London.