Posts Tagged ‘geometric abstraction’
Walking along Long Row East in Nottingham you will find a series of ten decorative tile squares, each square is 20″ x 20″ and is based on a 5 x 5 matrix.
I made this walk in May 2012 and I have been thinking about the tiles as paintings since then. My series of ten ‘scale models’, 20 x 20 cm canvases, will be included in Geometry, Wonky & Otherwise at DEDA from 3 September to 7 November.
FREE launch event on Thursday 10 September from 6.30pm.
Geometry Wonky & Otherwise, Déda, 03 Sep 2015 – 07 Nov 2015
Curated by David Manley
Nine artists show how geometric shapes still inform and delight modern painters, creating vibrant works which suggest that one hundred years on abstraction is alive and kicking.
Whilst some of the paintings are pin sharp and disciplined, others play fast and loose with the shapes. Artists from across the UK join those from Derby and Nottingham in a selection of emerging and established names in a lively survey of what abstract painters are up to nowadays.
Featuring Andrew Bracey, Lucy Cox, Louisa Chambers, Terry Greene, David Manley, Andrew Parkinson, Richard Perry, Marion Piper and Sarah R Key.
FREE launch event on Thursday 10 September from 6.30pm
Six Hexagons is literally that, six hexagonal canvases. Each one is identical: painted with stripes forming two triangles and two parallelograms. It is difficult not to read them as open boxes.
The canvases can be organises in any configuration, Here they create an absent hexagonal centre. In view one, each canvas is positioned in the same way, whereas in view two some are rotated in relation to the others.
Currently on show at Generator.
In a recent interview I said I was unaware of planning or making preparatory studies, because new paintings spring directly from previous ones. As if to prove myself wrong, here I am making a preliminary sketch for an upcoming painting.
…Suddenly I am quite consciously doing PDSA (Plan Do Study Act).