Leather Sofa, 2023
Unique hand-painted leather sofa by France-Lise McGurn, exclusive to House of Voltaire.
96 H x 184 W x 78 D cm
Hand-painted Leather Sofa
Objects to be collected at end of exhibition in May 2023
About The Artwork
Unique hand-painted leather sofa by France-Lise McGurn created exclusively for House of Voltaire. The atmospheric practice of France-Lise McGurn transports the viewer from the public realm of a museum or gallery into the most personal quarters of the artist’s life: her studio, her bedroom, her mind and musings. McGurn’s figurative practice delivers a wholly immersive experience, launching the viewer into a three-dimensional world of the intimate and relatable. The figures that occupy McGurn’s world belong to her imagination. These archetypal characters, often portrayed in a state of undress, whether in groups, in pairs or alone, recline in both ecstasy and agony. At times, they appear bare and exposed huddled in tense tableaux, seemingly withdrawn in defence. Elsewhere, McGurn’s characters are languid, bathed in air of euphoria.