Through her painting practice Marianne Greated explores how sustainability manifests within the landscape. Her work addresses landscape painting, constructing uncertain narratives around human intervention into the landscape. The paintings in Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation focus on renewable power structures, displacing the notion of the site and redressing histories of landscape painting. Greated’s research includes field trips, such as a site visit to Southern India from which these paintings stem, and ongoing explorations of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The visual representations of the environment are informed by the complexities of sustainability, public and political influence and how the landscape is forged by industry and power. The paintings seek to challenge our perception of landscape and the role landscape painting has in representing our environment.
TOP IMAGE: Marianne Greated installing ‘Pertaining to the Sun’, 2020; Acrylic and gesso on board. Photo: Nicky Bird