Concrete Block

The inspiration for these painting came from the play of light on a small concrete block (23 x 23 x 6 cms), an austere, plain form relieved by several chamfered lines at one side, which created an important vertical emphasis. The block had impact because of its simplicity and purity.

In the painting’s composition I used these qualities as a foundation on which to build up complex relationships of light and colour and show their expressive power; a landscape of the imagination that concerns itself with firmness and balance of volumes, proportions and structure. The painting use a series of coloured grounds to open up spaces of pure brittle light and brooding stillness, creating a tension between the given, flat plane of the canvas and the three-dimensional spaces created by its depth of tone.

2005 -2008