Many works of art betray the hand of the artist. Elizabeth Sutton’s work, however, tells of the mind of the artist. Her compositional signature is a strong undercurrent of mathematical proportion and algorithmic color placement. Nothing is accidental; everything is intuitive.
For Sutton, process is paramount and it begins with a survey of surface and dimension. Working through each concept as if solving a puzzle, she strives for balance, never leaving unexamined the precise nuances of her creative subject. With a strong background in mathematics and business, Sutton’s exacting process aims for a perfection that yet unfolds organically, creating pieces that are simultaneously unique and consistent in their compositional equilibrium.
The work itself exhibits her skillful precision, eye for balance and decorous flow alongside her clients’ personal predilections and tastes. That’s why each piece speaks to the personalities of both its creator and customer.
And with a nod to pop and a dash of kitsch, Sutton creates compositions that are focused on enlivening spaces and uplifting spirits. Sutton believes that her compositions find engaging the viewer with organizational complexity while simultaneously entertaining with whimsy.
Elizabeth Sutton is a part of the NYDesigns incubator program, and she was featured in the 2016 Hamptons Designer Showhouse as well as the Affordable Art Fair. She recently exhibited at the 2017 Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City and installed donated artwork at Lenox Health Greenwich Village. Next up, Sutton plans to launch a home accessories product line by 2018 and will install custom artwork at Michelin-starred Sushi of Gari’s West 46th Street NYC location.
All images are used with permission from the photographer Peter Koloff