My attempt to respond to the paintings of Morandi continues.
Recent drawings use his paintings as a catalyst, seeking to explore ideas concerning their particular visual characteristics. At the present time, this has prompted work in both two and three dimensions (an essentially improvisational and intuitive response) and a move towards abstraction.
Work so far has prompted two avenues of enquiry:
1.The implications of the term ’Rhopography’ and the potential visual and narrative implications suggested through the use of found and discarded objects and materials. This has been explored through both temporary and permanent constructions.
2. The exploration of ‘pictorial’ or ‘visual mechanics’ suggested by Morandis’ paintings.
Recent drawings seek to examine such issues.
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