February 19, 2012 in We Love
We love Catherine Hyde‘s work. Here’s what she says…
“I am constantly attempting to convey the landscape in a state of suspension in order to gain glimpses of its interconnectedness, its history and beauty. Within the images I use the archetypical hare, stag, owl and fish as emblems of wildness, fertility and permanence: their movements and journeys through the paintings act as vehicles that bind the elements and the seasons together.”
February 11, 2012 in We Love
We love Carl Melegari‘s super-thick painting style. Here’s what he says…
“Carl Melegari’s contemporary approach to painting explores both the human form and the urban landscape. Melegari primarily focuses on the semi-abstraction within the figure and has become increasingly fascinated by the versatility of oil paint. Often working from life and models, Melegari explores how the physicality of the paint combined with the density of pigment can give a sense of life radiating from the canvas: as if to evoke the vigour of the human form. His approach to painting explores the treatment and handling of paint whilst conveying expressionistic nudes and landscapes. His paintings arguably focus just as much on the medium of paint, and how it reacts with the surface, as they do on the subject of the painting. Through the veils of layers, achieved by continuously accumulating and scraping back the paint, a figure emerges as if to suggest how the sitter itself has become enveloped and partly obscured by the energy of the paint.”
December 11, 2011 in We Love
Sophie Derrick photographs the act of painting directly onto her skin, and then adds a secondary layer of thick paint onto the photographs themselves, resulting in a multi-layered, heavily textural, dynamic composition that gives a huge sense of depth and motion. We remain impressed.