Garth Gratrix is an artist based in Blackpool. Gratrix makes work that makes associations between colour, shape, space and queer culture.
Nine inch triangle studies in pursuit of Happiness re-appropriates a collection of household emulsion paint colours. Their names, such as Flamboyant Flamingo, Cheeky Felicia, Cottage Door, and Snake Charmer all have hidden innuendo and playfulness around desire. Gratrix harnesses their suggestive connotations to explore sexuality within the context of queer abstraction and queering minimalism.