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Paul Battams

Clifton Gardens, 2013

Acrylic on Canvas
39 4/5 × 39 4/5 in
101 × 101 cm
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Sydney, Hong Kong
Paul Battams
Australian-British, b. 1953
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Paul Battams transforms the idyllic waterfronts by his homes in Sydney and the French countryside into paintings, applying abstract principles of light, movement, and color to traditional plein air landscape painting. He uses swathes of vivid color, drips, geometric shapes, and strong gestural brushstrokes to create semi-representational images of moving water, trees, and the movement of light. “What’s fundamental to my work is the ‘act of painting’,” he says. “It’s the elevated experience during painting, that deepens my sense of self... I seek to encourage visual openings, I try to extract the essential, to reveal the simple, to move towards the truth as I see it.” Rather than trying to capture the waterfront itself, he likens his work to a record of his meditative experiences when confronted by the play of light and the natural world.

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Paul Battams
Australian-British, b. 1953
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Paul Battams transforms the idyllic waterfronts by his homes in Sydney and the French countryside into paintings, applying abstract principles of light, movement, and color to traditional plein air landscape painting. He uses swathes of vivid color, drips, geometric shapes, and strong gestural brushstrokes to create semi-representational images of moving water, trees, and the movement of light. “What’s fundamental to my work is the ‘act of painting’,” he says. “It’s the elevated experience during painting, that deepens my sense of self... I seek to encourage visual openings, I try to extract the essential, to reveal the simple, to move towards the truth as I see it.” Rather than trying to capture the waterfront itself, he likens his work to a record of his meditative experiences when confronted by the play of light and the natural world.

Paul Battams

Clifton Gardens, 2013

Acrylic on Canvas
39 4/5 × 39 4/5 in
101 × 101 cm
Sold
location
Sydney, Hong Kong
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