pathways

WARM                                                    WARM          91.5 x 91.5 cm          acrylic on board

 

SURGE                                                    SURGE          91.5 x 91.5 cm          acrylic on board

 

PULSE                                                    PULSE          91.5 x 91.5 cm          acrylic on board

 

PRIME                                                    PRIME          91.5 x 91.5 cm          acrylic on board

 

LIGHT                                                    LIGHT          91.5 x 91.5 cm          acrylic on board

 

DARK                                                    DARK          91.5 x 91.5 cm          acrylic on board

 

 RISE                                                    RISE         91.5 x 91.5 cm          acrylic on board

 

REFLECT                                                    REFLECT          91.5 x 91.5 cm          acrylic on board

 

PATHWAYS

These paintings, influenced by the radiance of Impressionism, the energy of Cubism and the elegance of Minimalism, take another direction, another pathway, in the exploration of time. The clarity of geometry and the aesthetic potential of music and language are combined with the natural rhythms of land, sea, and sky. I have translated them into optical events where conflicts and their resolutions can occur.

Abstraction liberates colour and form from representational functions. The simplicity of rectangular shapes transformed into thematic sequences become positive or negative as colour, selected for its physical and expressive qualities, defines their position and direction. The rhythmic repetitive forms can suggest movement or meditation as they emerge from layers of colour.

The painting becomes a place where the viewer may be part of the adventure of form and colour. Optical events are only part of the exploration. Within the confines of stability and instability (colour), stillness and movement (form), are the pathways of my search for order and balance – something beyond the material world.