Isobel Loughran

Studying in her third and final year at EIT’s idea school towards a Bachelor of Visual Art and Design, Isobel’s practice concentrates on both painting and photography. She paints both in oil and acrylic paint, often creating paintings that reflect a fascination with the viscosity of paint and the possibilities of distortion within painting.

Isobel’s work explores the fluidity of human memory and of individual reflection on past moments. She explores these concerns by interrupting her images with watery-membranes between the viewer and the subject, often submerging the subject fully within the weight of a body of water.

In 2017 Isobel exhibited her paintings in the rotary ART-EX. She also won the New Zealand Canon EYE-CON tertiary photography competition with her three images reflecting similar themes of distortion and interruption of images to her painting practice.