60cm x 40cm x 2cm Original abstract painting on stretched canvas
This work was inspired by Futurism and Vorticism, and the utopian promise of 20th century abstraction more generally. The painting is built up in layers of intersecting line and colour, creating a sense of movement and dynamism within the image. I wanted to evoke the sublime or dreamlike quality of urban and industrial landscapes.
I tend to work without a clear idea of how the finished work will look, instead working intuitively. For me painting becomes a series of considered moves which build and elaborate upon one another, a process of addition and subtraction that takes on a momentum of its own.
acrylic, ink, stretched canvas