17 Feb Graham Hallett
A friend once told me a quote from Oscar Wilde and it has remained with me over time. “To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim.”
The apparent popularity current within artistic circles of one-off statements and idea grabs would seem to diminish the subtlety that this notion would engender.
Work executed freely and with clear focus expands, it becomes an open field of the imagination for artist and viewer alike.
When this is achieved the painting can be released from the cumbersome loading of overstatement.
A good painting to me is one you can spend time with and also return to again and again.
As Hamlet said – “The play’s the thing”
I hope that may prove to be the case with this collection.