Studying the Art of Three Painters
Spent a recent afternoon studying the art of three painters: Ben King at NASHA, Simon Blau at Gallery 9 and Colin Lanceley at the National Art School Gallery.
Captivated by the abject, emotive smudge and melt in Ben King’s painting with glazes on clay forms! 1-3.
In awe of the nonchalant particularity of Simon Blau’s abstract compositions and the laconic rigour of his painted surfaces and colour palette: those oblique angles! those pinks! 4-7
My first ‘in the real’ encounter with the encrusted, Art Povera surfaces of Lanceley’s ‘Annandale Imitation Realist’ works.8.
Entering the spirit of innovative play between decorative surfaces and the painted, found, readymade and hand carved objects in Colin Lanceley’s shaped assemblage paintings, it was a delight to encounter two intriguing favourites, previously seen only in print: ‘Prince Felix’ 9 and “Lynne’s Garden’ 10. ( Both regrettably slightly cropped due to insta scale/framing constraints)
© Toni Warburton 2022