Tatterdemalion - ragged in appearance and in a seemingly decayed state - this painting suggests layers of drawing, geometry and partially revealed messages. A flowing floral pattern is quietly present in the surface and subtly reveals itself through incidental lighting.
Inspired by the forgotten classroom walls and blackboards… and the desire to create ‘a big blue painting’. The writing is partially student graffiti and over remnants of teacher’s daily instruction.
Big blue in it’s cottage location.
A wall of texture exhibiting a feeling that a wall is constantly observing and suggests an ability to last and persevere.
This piece was created as a wall sized texture field. The colours, patina and worn elements suggest a possible ‘lost meaning’ within the artworks. The surface has imperfections due to the excavation of the surface. Exploration reveals the discovery of codified elements or possible glimpses of ancient foundations.
A big bold burned dark streak graphically cuts through a restrained surface. This piece suggests a graphic interpretation of breaking through barriers. This artwork walks the fine balance of destruction and creation.
This painting is situated in an ancient Roman roadhouse come mediaeval fort come vineyard come summer house cottage in France. The artwork is like a ‘time marker’ that includes the Roman Empire, mediaeval forts, legends, and heraldry.
“Make Me Proud”. Possibly the last words of encouragement the wall communicated to its students as it sent them out into the world.
The artwork recalls the interior walls of an old school house and the classroom walls itself. It hangs in an apartment which used to be a school. Synchronicity!
Imagine a circus. Laughter all around. A kaleidocope of colours. The texture of this painting fills a whole wall. The artwork was created like a graphic music chart that expresses music through the cadence of shapes, spacing of lines, and timing of light and dark colours.
Cracks let the light and truth shine through.
Wonderola is a visual field of texture and patina. Horizontally the piece resembles increments of an ancient measuring device. Perhaps increments of time is represented by strands of colour that have a heartbeat-like cadence across the surface. Vertically, the wooden strips seem to have been worn away by time. The vertical orientation strongly suggests layers of sediment. In either orientation, this artwork has an imbued feeling of the passage or measuring of time.
The painting’s panels seem to have been ‘something else before’. The triptych’s elements recall the past. The panels three elements have been brought together to become a new whole. The artwork is a defender of tenacity and perseverance - quiet and present. “Rocinante” is an assemblage itself of ‘what was before’ and ‘what it now is’.
The painting expresses the cadence of musical scales through the spacing - the timing - of colour and lines. An ancient feeling is evident through the patina of layers and textural markings throughout the surface.
Misc Ghiglione 12 x 12’s with a painting by David Grieve on display at Butter Gallery
These 12 x 12’s work in various orientations