Anthony Housman – Recent Paintings
GALLERY ONE, | 09/09/2017 : 22/10/2017
Anthony Housman makes paintings that contain motifs and biomorphic shapes which take their cue from a diverse range of starting points, including recreational, re-enacted and domestic sources. His paintings are usually begun with what he calls an “activation of the canvas” – a flurry of diluted, painterly gestures, from which he looks to assimilate apparitions of space, by introducing increasingly systematized forms and solid swathes of colour. His approach to painting aims at developing a constant dialogue between the intentional and the incidental. Many of his paintings contain additional collage elements including canvas off-cuts and palette residue, added to further expose the materiality of the painting process.