Fiona Grady is an abstract artist that creates site-specific wall drawings. Her practice recognises the relationship between architecture, installation art and decoration; often using traditional mediums in a modern context. Fiona's artworks play with light, surface and scale; each piece changes with the light of day emphasizing the passing of time and the ephemeral nature of the work.
For Footfall Art, Fiona has created a series of drawings painted directly onto a selection of its street level windows. These artworks are inspired by shopfitters whitewashed windows that can be seen throughout our urban landscape. Occurring during periods of transition, windows are painted out for practical reasons yet the result is both aesthetic and poetic; they have their own moods and are often reminiscent of clouds or waves in the natural world. They will provide an unexpected depth to the windows acting as a physical barrier between the interior and exterior. Fiona's pieces mimic these unintentional artworks but with an artistic engagement – each section of the paintings is composed from different brush strokes and densities of lines forming a range of tempos. They highlight how each gestural mark can express an energy or emotion whilst also creating a white canvas that reflects the surrounding inner city street and skyline it references.
Tempered Deflections recognises the unique elements of the collaboration between Footfall Art and Macai Ltd. Together they provide artists with the means to present their work in a prominent space, that enables them to reach a widespread audience, and use the working environment as a an alternative setting for art.