Cyclist Paints British Countryside - New Oil Painting titled 'A Joy Division'

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Inspiration and Meaning behind the Painting

Hedgerows form natural boundaries and subdivide the land. Cycling down country lanes on cold, sunlit mornings, the blue-sky flickers, strobe-like through a thicket of tangled branches. A neural network in gold enamel.

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'A Joy Division' 50 x 50 x 4 cm Oil, Cold Wax, Enamel on Canvas

The process is directly related to 'action or free-form painting', a method of working exemplified by the American abstract expressionist, Jackson Pollock. The sheer physicality of Jackson's large-scale paintings dictated a vigorous approach with the canvas stretched out on the studio floor as the artists worked on and within the painting. Although the scale of this piece is quite intimate by comparison, it does require careful control in terms of pouring, dripping and trailing. I have deliberately exploited the way in which successive layers overlap and converge creating new and unexpected abstract shapes. Amidst the spontaneity and chance elements, the pigment takes on a life of its own and experience and judgement play a critical role in the overall composition.

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Materials Used, Size of Artwork and Painting Technique

The complementary colours of blue and orange/yellow (gold) intensify the contrast between subject and ground. A horizontal transition from phthalo to cobalt blue echoes the intensity and hue of a summer sky. This is an oil painting with cold wax medium, enamels, dyes and pigments. The first layers of translucent colour are applied with a brayer and allowed to become touch dry. Subsequent layers are finely textured with crumpled cellophane from the canvas packaging - instant repurposing and recycling at its best.

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Gold enamel is trailed, poured, printed and spattered onto the surface, accompanied by a Jackson Pollock tribute dance. The viscosity is carefully adjusted to change the rate of flow. Within the constraints of gravity, reassigned kitchen utensils offer alternative trajectories; knives, forks and spoons, dripping in gold, recreate the illusion of falling.


It has been said many times before that of all the arts, painting is ultimately about time. You could say that painting is a representation of time frozen, arrested and fixed. Paintings (kinetic art excepted) don't move or change, to any noticeable degree. But you could just as easily say a painting is not static, you could argue that it embodies time; in the accumulation of events, in the patient building of surface, in the endless adjustments, modifications and refinements; in the life experiences and intentions of the artist, in the weeks and months of creation, in the judgements and decisions, ideas and influences.


The final painting is a point chosen by the artist, when he or she decides it is complete, knowing that it is never really complete or final. In our looking glass worlds, we bring our history, perception, ideas, knowledge and preconceptions. Everything is seen through the prism of experience.


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How To Title A Painting

I am sometimes asked about the titles I give my work and you will have noticed that I often choose poetic phrases. Of course, the danger of any title is that it may direct the viewer towards a particular interpretation and curtail more personal responses. I hope that isn't the case because I feel titles can enhance the experience of looking at paintings. I enjoy the music of Ian Curtis and the band Joy Division, but I wanted to use the separation between foreground and background in a painting and suggest something of the barrier between us and the secrets of things, the unknown and unknowable.


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