Installation view Depot 2 Gallery

This exhibition at Depot 2 Gallery, Danks Street Waterloo (27 October - 7 November 2015) comprised 24 paintings produced between January 2014 – October 2015.

I continue to experiment with the way conflicted elements might be employed in art making to express notions of harmony and beauty.

With this purpose, I am currently making paintings that explore the idea that for a predominantly urban population, the countryside is commonly experienced first-hand through the window of a moving motor vehicle.

The road acts as a filter, determining our access to the experience of the landscape. Motion distorts the perception of form and colour during the momentary glimpse or intense stare. This destablisation multiplies the opportunity to intervene in the way the landscape is recalled as a drawing or painting.

Yet for all the apparent preocupation with speed and multiplicity these works project the slow intimate pace of contemplation.

Below are installation photographs of the exhibition:

To view individual paintings go to 'Artwork'>'2014' and '2015'

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© Peter Thorn, update December 2015