During 2004 I worked on a series of paintings that were basically just ideas one after another exploring themes such as balance, geometry, patterns, symbolism and natural forms. They only had one element consistent between them and that was the canvas size. They were the starting point for my current work. During 2005 I became more focused about the ideas I had generated the year before and began to develop a language of my own, although interestingly enough not original. After producing a series of paintings which I called “Chimene” a friend informed me I was painting Mandalas and I had to concede after looking at some mandalas that he was right. These paintings were not pictures of the cosmos (mandalas can be interpreted this way) but certainly a kind of visual meditation. At the beginning of 2006 I began a process of deconstruction of these meditations and the resulting work is freed from their constraints. The new work is abstract expressionist in style with a formal structure. The formal structure acts like glue to hold together differing expressionistic techniques in one painting. In order to help me explain what my paintings are about I describe them as “formal abstract expressionism”.
Biography: I studied at art school for four years and have been a painter all my life. . In 2004 I decided to be more focused about the paintings I was producing and began to show. I show work during the Brighton festival each year, have small caf? shows throughout the year in and around Brighton and take part in open exhibitions throughout Sussex.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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