The Context series is a collection of 10 abstract oil paintings.
The Context series of paintings is the embodiment of the idea that the individual is shaped by and relative to their surroundings. Each painting starts with a background of areas of colour...across these wander small brushstroke-pads of another colour that cross from one area to another illustrating how different they look in one area, or context, compared to another. Some pads are outlined which also changes their appearance. Lines and circles also cross areas, and clouds of colour obscure some shapes.
As you look carefully you see that the context in which a mark is made profoundly changes the impression of that mark; a dark tone on a light background stands out whereas the same dark tone on a dark background blends-in. So it is with individuals; we stand-out or blend-in in relation to our surroundings.
The observer sees that effects are dependent on the relationship between context & subject
Framed walnut timber
Things Could Get Worse
Expressive strokes & intriguing blocks add foreground. Yellow lines reach out
Black lacquer wooden frame
Things Could Get Better
Sea blue, teal, mossy green & ruby red ground layer. Pads 'walk' over in contrasting or coordinating colour
Cloudy backgrounds walked by pads of varying tones, some with outlines
Framed in black painted timber under glass
Out of the Valley of Death
The dramatic red interplay of background and foreground
She's Not What She Seems to Be
Shifting dark to light colour adorned with playful marks
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