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Fractal Paintings 2017 – 2020

New compositions reinterpret principles of sacred geometry within visual art, creating complex patterns based upon the underlying structure of representational images, revealing perhaps a divine form within the natural world. The artist explains:

 “These lattices reference both postmodern pixilation within painting, as influenced by digital culture, and the longstanding idea of an underlying order within both visual art and our wider perception of reality. They are also informed by the obsessive exploration of geometric patterns by the outsider painter Eugene Andolsek and the automated techniques of Sol Lewitt, who would pass instructions onto assistants who then created his drawings.”

A Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase (after Osias Beert, the Elder) – Oil on canvas – 49.7 x 64.5cm
CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN (after VELÁZQUEZ) – Oil on canvas – 103 x 137cm
Flowers in a Serpentine Vase (after Osaias Beert the Elder) – Oil on canvas – 30.8 x 49.7cm
Crucifixion of Jesus (afer Valazquez) – Oil on canvas- 76 x 113cm
The Supper at Emmaus (after Caravaggio) – Oil on canvas – 107cm x 76cm
Christ at the column (after Caravaggio) – Oil on canvas – 100 x 76cm
Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness (after Caravaggio) – Oil on canvas – 74.6cm x 98.86cm
Radial Still Life with Flowers in a Glass Vase (after Jan Davidsz. de Heem, 1650 – 1683)- Oil on canvas – 75.8cm x 114- SOLD
Madonna and Child (after Titian) – Oil on canvas – 59.8cm x 74.85cm
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (after Manet) – Oil on canvas – 76.5cm x 99.8cm
Radial Portrait (after Rembrandt van Rijn self portrait with a wide brimmed hat)-oil on canvas – 76 x 88cm SOLD

There are so many highlights in the work, both literal and metaphorical, that it seems a little petty to single out any particular format, but for me, the recent re-visions of great master portraits and self-portraits are simply exceptional. Squinting, we discern Rembrandt van Rijn, stirred if not shaken by the combined filtration of digital and analogue processing. Other recognisable classics, rendered impressionistic in lozenges of carefully nuanced hues, we recognize but are not specifically cognisant.

Neil Powell writes in Wall Street International
Radial Self Portrait- Oil on canvas- 100 x 150cm

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