Emotional Distance / Lake Picnic / NumbBy Simon Findlay
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Textile (Cotton, Fabric, Thread), 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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"Five rotations; sometimes after a session I’d like the bottom half of the work but not the top half, and as this piece is based on drips, the easiest thing to do is to rotate it. I end up working from the centre out, simultaneously upwards and downwards."
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; watermelons, horizon lines, sunsets, a single colour, Spring, or feel the emotion he was feeling; anger, relaxation, loneliness, exhaustion. To observe how these thoughts and feelings would change the process and the piece.
Based in: Berlin
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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