Friday, 8 May 2009

Colin Smith Lunar Caustic Paintings

Lunar Caustic A new ship for Malcolm Lowry and other paintings by Colin Smith

Colin Smith’s paintings present a set of images, often of situations or scenes that bespeak of isolation. Silent figures found at possibly the wrong end of a conversation or in interrupted moments, anonymous unpeopled buildings or ships caught in the passage of time have an emotional resonance with the depictions of empty clothes that hang in unspecified spaces. This captured sense of the moment in itself, despite a tendency towards an existentialist alienation, becomes all the more poignant by describing actions and sensations that are implicit. An openness of interpretation avoids an overtly contrived narrative thereby allowing the nature of the painting to reveal itself more freely. Read and see more here

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