Double Story series

This current series of work is formed by using the topography of the curved canvas. I apply what I call ‘quantum brushstrokes’ to make structural marks – which cannot be achieved on a flat picture plane.

Close-up of Double Story_No4 in transition to the other side (Double exposured image). Oil on synthetic board.

One ‘expression’ creates many — intertwined within the same plane and its reverse side — with an equal degree of value. Being able to interchange to the ‘other’ side creates a co-dependent relationship from one to the other which maybe viewed as completing the experience.

That said. Not getting the whole picture in one go is part of the human condition. This work offers a glimpse of the whole. However, we can only observe the work from one side at a time. Therefore, by describing something that’s the same for both sides, regardless of which side you‘re on is a realisation that our inability to engage with its entirety is real. Nevertheless, it is through the inverse (reciprocal expressions) that truth is revealed. That there are two sides to every story, yet, it is all one.

Currently, unframed, these oil paintings comes with a framing solution. Please talk to the artist.

One side of Double Story No 6. Oil on synthetic board.
The transition to the other side.
The other side of Double Story No 6, with structural markings of an equal degree of value. Oil on synthetic board.

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