Friday, 7 February 2014

Edges and continuum. Yellow, red and white band, Feb 2014. Mixed media on canvas, 80cm x 100cm

The edges of the canvas can be approached in different ways. They can be the fence within which the motif lives, or finds itself arranged. Alternatively they can be the signallers that indicate to the viewer that what we see on the canvas may stretch out in infinity beyond where the canvas meets the wall. In the latter case the edges point outwards, into what we cannot see, whereas in the former case the edges invite us to partake in the feast that has been served up in the central area of the painting. I find myself using the latter approach in most cases. Here the areas propel themselves sideways into space at the same time as they stand perfectly still. All enquiries to

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