anOTHER art gallery will be exhibiting 5 paintings by the British artist Paul Critchey. The paintings being shown will be 'interactive' as they all have hinged panels so each painting has an 'open' and 'closed' state.
Critchley uses triptych and diptych formats to increase the story content. The triptychs all represent windows, three showing views looking out and one window allowing us to peer into a room. The fifth, a the diptych, is a door which opens to let us move from within the scene to the outside. The stories told are simple but forthright, we are looking at the world before us: four seascapes and one interior. The opening panels are what take our imaginations further because the times depicted change when the windows and door are moved. When the panels open they reveal either day or evening but, in the case of the interior, intimate or public space. Ironically the time element gives the paintings a sense of timelessness, a moment of a feeling of never-ending-ness: was it yesterday, today or will it be like this tomorrow?