An Exhibition of New Paintings by John Potter
7 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
John’s new work is a response to his local environment - the natural habitats and industrial surroundings of a small section of the River Thames in Isleworth where he lives and works. Working with a combination of observation, memory and invention, he creates bold, colourful images which lie between landscape and abstraction.
Each day, the artist walks along the Thames observing the changes in the riverscape - the daily ebb and flow of the tides and play of light upon the surface of the water; seasonal changes of colour and light; the slowly rusting, fading boats laying across the river in the boatyard, as their hulls are exposed at low tide. A constantly changing colour palette is revealed and created by the constant movement of the tides.
The resulting paintings develop out of this experience but, rather than being direct representations of physical reality, they attempt to create dream-like spaces, hinting at what lies beyond or beneath the surface. The viewer is encouraged to let their eyes roam across the painting, moving through its different layers and levels rather than fixing on a single focal point or meaning.
The exhibition is open 7 – 15 September 2019, with a private view on Friday 6 September.
To register for the private view please visit: www.johnpotter.co
Presented by Redlees Studios
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