By an interplay of loose brushstrokes and stark colour fields, Judith Pool aims to create a painting that you want to feel with your fingers. The artist is inspired by stories she sees, or imagines seeing. She loves to lose herself completely in films, books and podcasts, or in spherical imagery which she can fantasise stories around.
Fantasy and imagination is important in Judith's work and is something she aims to evoke in the viewer. She invites the viewer to fantasise about the creation process, or about how the work might feel if you actually touched it. The artist wants to trigger a similar feeling to that which might be experienced in a museum, where we are taught that you are not supposed to touch an artwork, but where the urge to do so is all the greater. An uncontrollable desire to give in and lose yourself. In this way, Judith wants to playfully bring together the relationship and the invisible barrier between the spectator and the work.