Darker Green / A Forest / Have You Always Been Like ThisBy Simon Findlay
Acrylic, Acrylic on linen canvas
Dimensions: 200cm (H) x 160cm (W) x 2cm (D) / 78.7" (H) x 63" (W) x 0.8" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
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After having a minor leg operation in which the artist received general anaesthesia, he returned from the clinic “feeling great”, and had prepared the canvas and the studio in expectation that this would be his mood. Before beginning he asked his housemate to get some pain medication for when the anaesthesia wears off. By the time his housemate had returned from the 15 minute trip, he was “feeling great but a little dizzy” and had finished the first part of the painting.
A few months later shades of yellow and green were added, followed by shades of green and blue.
About the series: Watery paint is layered over the canvas, sometimes it adds colour, sometimes it subtracts. Whilst undertaking these works the artist would think of a motif, or feel the emotion he was feeling. To observe how these thoughts and feelings would change the process and the piece.
Based in: Berlin, Germany
Simon Findlay works on his personal relationship with colour through exhaustive durational visual expression.
He has thrown rocks in a snow storm whilst wearing only short shorts, painted using only blue for a year, used brooms to make paintings, ripped canvases apart to then staple them back together, thrown paint inside …
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