IAN STAMP

It is a surprise to me that I have found Abstract Art of absorbing interest.

For some time I concentrated on an abstraction process, in a world between the real and the abstract and my fascination for that will continue.

Nowadays I am trying to paint without any representational references, although I cannot prevent a viewers perception of something ‘real’, rooted in  their own experience. I try to leave out marks and shapes suggesting some reality.

What remains is colour, always ready to catch the emotions. 

 

The circle paintings began when I was looking for a fresh stimulus and decided to ignore the edge of the rectangular frame by producing a circle – accepting that its size is limited by that of the frame. Another change for my experiments was to use as the support a large piece of blotting paper, make it very wet and tie a loaded brush to a large compass for the mark making.

The Diptych and Painting in Four Parts are my responses to the Square Metre Challenge. The Four Parts can be rearranged at will.

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All my work is in acrylic paint.

CIRCLE IN 4 PARTS 

acrylic on 4 canvases

CIRCLE
acrylic on paper
FANTASY
acrylic on canvas
FANTASY 2
acrylic on paper
ALICE 1
acrylic on canvas
ALICE 2
acrylic on canvas
JANINE
acrylic on canvas
STEVE
acrylic on canvas
NUDGE
acrylic on canvas
IAN PAINTING IN THE STUDIO
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