The Peasant Paints:


expanding painting decolonially through planting and pigment-making

Sigrid Holmwood

This website is the documentation of the practice based research for a PhD in Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London.  The research proposes to expand painting by addressing its materiality and circulation through the relationship between painting and the figure of the peasant.   Painting is expanded into the field of cultivation, the performance of pigment-making, as well as the paintings themselves. The choice of planting and re-appropriation of pigment-making technologies traces the colonial relationship between Europe and the Americas.