Acrylics, fibreglass and resin on wooden panel.
120 x 104 x 20 cm ( framed)
If we break a painting down into its most fundamental and basic element then the brush stroke is key. It’s something we instinctively do as an infant learning to mark-make with simplistic gestures which over time and with practice become more controllable and refined.
I wanted to use this rudimentary action as the foundation for a series of paintings, exploring their organic forms but in a structured way that brings the brush stroke to life through a diversity of artistic practices and processes.
The concept references historical artworks and I create interpretations of them using the artists colour palette as the linking component. This artwork is my interpretation of Henri Matisse’s famous painting ‘The Dance’ (1909).
It is produced through a multi-disciplinary approach which incorporates photorealist painting which transitions into heavy impasto textures, seamlessly evolving into 3 dimensional sculpture which protrudes off the surface and breaks out of the constraints of the picture plane, giving an illusion of a painting with false photographic depth coming to life so that it exists in our real world.