In this exhibition I present to you a new body of work combining paintings, pastels on paper, and, for the first-time, a sculpture. My tentative approach to abstraction isn’t purposed for presumptions. It’s loose and wet, dry and loud, overloaded, with a touch of absurdity; to make you laugh and smile and cry and moan or maybe just stand –
In amongst the language of shapes the works gradually open spaces to be entered and seek through. Dark tones surround more vibrant areas, as mist on the edge of a frame, further pushing what is left below deeper layers. On paper, drawn elements reinforce a close sense of touch through the tip of my fingers, the flick of a wrist. Rub, scrub, spread, smudge.
There aren’t any right or wrong approaches to making art, definitely less certainty when you consider outcome.
LUCA’S BOOT wants to overcome the occasionally all-to-serious nature of painting by tackling the field in total disregard for steadiness . The works in the exhibition share a common narrative, with no beginning nor end. Overheard speech, words lost in translation, are accommodated by the ever-changing lexicon of an ongoing process.