cambridge contemporary art

Gizella Warburton

Gizella’s work has a raw and simple materiality, with layers of detail that are revealed or hidden as light and shadow pass across and through the surfaces. Abstract compositions evolve through the tactile and contemplative process of drawing with paper, cloth and thread. Mark making is an intrinsic part of her practice: shadowed, scratched, stained, scarred, pierced, wrapped and stitched... echoing the transience of emotional and physical landscape.

Framed, hanging and sculptural artworks and installations include works on slate and weathered wood grounds, printed and woven elements, and sculptural forms and vessels. Ongoing developments evolve as three dimensional drawings incorporating paint, charcoal, fibre and other mixed media elements.

 “I continue to work in 'series', exploring the relationship of 'one to other', be it through material qualities, spatial balance, depth of tone, surface detail. At present, a palette of 'paleness' and 'darkness' continues to intrigue me and distils my focus.”

Ritual Form ix

textile, mixed media, stitch


Ritual form viii

textile, mixed media, stitch, blackened oak

23cm x 22cm x 20cm high


Shadow vessels 

textile, mixed media, stitch

14cm diameter x 11cm high max

£80 - each

Ritual form xi

textile, mixed media, stitch, weathered wood

24cm x 23cm x 18cm high