Oil on canvas
173 x 137 cm
Groobey’s approach to painting is quite physical and takes on a performative element. Because of their scale, her large paintings are made with the canvas positioned on the floor; Groobey has to literally traverse the canvas as she creates the image. While physically manoeuvring herself in relation to the painted figure, her body replicates the complicated stretching and bending of her subjects. Groobey captures this sense of movement in Horse: her expressive gestures convey a sense of vibrant energy and exertion and in some areas recreate the effect of blurred motion.