• EXHIBITIONS

    2015 - TAPIA 12" x 12"

    12" x 12"


    Exhibition dates: 17 NOV – 2 DEC
    Opening: Wednesday 18th Nov, 6 - 8pm

    Many academic fields of study have asked questions about the nature of art for a very long time; in particular ‘what is art?' seems forever to elude a final canonical explanation. However as a painter focusing on technique and craft more than on concepts or novelty for its own sake I find that a conscious effort to understand art's latent benefits for our own lives is a more prolific endeavour.  With that in mind, this restrained body of still life works titled 12"x12" focuses unpretentiously on one of painting's strong aspects; its potential -as an activity and as a cultural product- to create spaces of joy, contemplation, to transform the ordinary into a moment of wonder. Thus life is enriched; its hectic hassle subsides, and we become more attentive and aware that simplicity, beauty, and playfulness still have an important role to play in our world.

    Many academic fields of study have asked questions about the nature of art for a very long time; in particular ‘what is art?' seems forever to elude a final canonical explanation. However as a painter focusing on technique and craft more than on concepts or novelty for its own sake I find that a conscious effort to understand art's latent benefits for our own lives is a more prolific endeavour.  With that in mind, this restrained body of still life works titled 12"x12" focuses unpretentiously on one of painting's strong aspects; its potential -as an activity and as a cultural product- to create spaces of joy, contemplation, to transform the ordinary into a moment of wonder. Thus life is enriched; its hectic hassle subsides, and we become more attentive and aware that simplicity, beauty, and playfulness still have an important role to play in our world.