Tate Liverpool presents the first UK-based solo exhibition of work by Guatemalan artist Vivian Suter, including her large-scale colourful installation Nisyros (Vivian’s Bed) 2016-17.
Suter’s practice is inspired by the tropical landscape of Panajachel in Guatemala. The environment plays an important role in the making and development of her work. She leaves her artwork outdoors to be exposed to the elements so that natural substances, such as volcanic and botanical matter, are incorporated into the work. Look closely at the hanging canvases and see whether you can spot the leaves or twigs congealed in the thick paint or the random imprints of her dog’s paws.