Artist's description:

I made this painting after discovering a seventeenth century Indian Mughal painting of birds feeding. In this painting the birds form a series of intersecting ’X’ patterns, where one is positioned behind another, and through which diagonals and curving contours flow and expand the otherwise seemingly flat composition.

I wanted this painting to achieve its own undulating flow or rhythm which stops and starts. It is important that at first it might seem to have a frontal two-dimensional appearance but that when you start looking more closely spatial ’openings’ start occurring - a kind of alienated space as well as an intimate sensitivity and an alternation between interiority and exteriority.

For me, it are like an organic mechanical construction where vitality and lightness is pulled into a single ’system’, like a series of structures which fit very tightly together but manage to elude being defined in any static way.

This relationship between something that shifts from a position of autonomy to a fractured position of non-congruent parts is central to a dynamic I try to capture.

Materials used:

Egg tempera

Wild Birds Sleep in the Rain (2016)


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This artwork is sold by Ada de Nulpar from United Kingdom

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