In Water

A selection of more recent paintings in Andrew Holmes series of people in water will be showing over the next few days with Panter and Hall at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea.

Rock Pool Boys - oil on panel - 50cm x 40 cm
Rock Pool Boys – oil on panel – 50cm x 40 cm SOLD

In these paintings Andrew continues to examine how light and contrast play such a significant role in how we perceive an image – where the abstract element has relevance in these works.

Introspect - oil on paper - 76cm x 56cm
Introspect – oil on paper – 76cm x 56cm
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Musing – oil on paper – 76cm x 56cm

By limiting the palette and focusing only on areas Andrew finds of particular importance, what appears as a detailed painting is actually far simpler. Abstract mark making often requires more consideration as many artists will attest and these decisions can determine the fate of a piece of work.

The “happy accidents” occasionally quoted usually occur when applying paint but a momentary image can offer a great opportunity to further explore our perception.

Pool Pole Boy - oil on board - 60cm x 50 cm
Pool Pole Boy – oil on board – 60cm x 50 cm

In Pool Pole Boy , this provided Andrew a perspective which encourages enquiry: where is the subject placed and why is the reflection so vague?

Rock pool boy - oil on panel - 40 cm x 50 cm
Rock pool boy – oil on panel – 40 cm x 50 cm
Vespertine - oil on linen - 46cm x 33cm
Vespertine – oil on linen – 46cm x 33cm

For Andrew, these paintings are predominately an exploration in the role of contrasts.

We recently visited the Royal Academy’s latest main exhibition – Abstract Expressionism – and the show is a wonderful example of how we emotionally engage with works, no matter how we personally respond, this highlights how very effective abstract pieces can be.  We highly recommend  a trip to see this.

the end of summer - oil on panel - 40cm x 40cm
the end of summer – oil on panel – 40cm x 40cm

Moments observed and then reflected in a painting present challenges for any artist to then describe that sense of time and place but more importantly to portray the personal state.

The Affordable Art Fair opens on Wednesday 19th October with a charity preview and will be open to the public from the 20th until the 24th October.

For more information regarding the pieces showing with Panter and Hall please visit: http://www.panterandhall.com/exhibition/affordable-art-fair-battersea-october-2016/P27#works

To visit Andrew B Holmes website, please see : 

http://www.andrewholmes.co.uk

Contact: info@andrewholmes.co.uk

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