All Rights Reserved Lawrence Nash RWA 2024
About the Work
The Covid lockdown created many restrictions, but for an artist, restriction is good. It clarifies direction.
These paintings have muted, parallel-ish elements, but no colour is repeated, reducing movement across the work.
Each element is painted ‘flat’ - without the illusion of painterly rendering, but with just enough brush marks to show the paint is applied by hand. The result is anti ‘artistic’ with a feeling that anyone could do it.
These paintings deal with some familiar themes of lockdown: reduced movement, reduced influence, reduced illusion, reduced expression, stop and start, etc.
Colour choice is by call and response. Muted colours bounce and sing. The feeling of the work is upbeat and playful.