Geometry and lyricism , study and yearn to reveal and dissect the surrounding reality through the medium of painting . The methods of work , as well as the style of painting of the two British artists , now on show , is different of course, but with many simila
Geometry and lyricism , lines and matters , study and yearn to reveal and dissect the surrounding reality through the medium of painting . The methods of work , as well as the style of painting of the two British artists , now on show , is different of course, but with many similarities , which go far beyond the common nationality . The starting point is the careful observation of the landscape that every day is in front of their eyes and a pictorial taste that refers to American photorealism of 60’s and 70’s .
Neil Douglas is initially focused on the views of London , insisting on the geometry and by lowering the chromatic scale , almost as if the stronger colors could disturb the rigor of those buildings , bridges or roads that make up the city . Then , in the following works , it seems to get deeper and deeper into what he paints , letting the feelings and moods to guide his hand on the canvas, here is the melancholy autumn rain and fallen , abandoned leaves . Until he gets to the last paintings , where poetry reaches its height : appear flowering trees and ocean waves ; the colors light up and the painting becomes more tactile , less linked to the precision of the line and at the mercy of emotions .
In urban landscapes by David Earle there is a constant search for geometric elements : a strict system of lines that encase and break the reality and then reassemble it and show it in a new light . The description is accurate , no detail omitted , from the objects in the shop windows to the walls full of graffiti ; it is an extended story, told through a steady and precise pictorial stroke , accompanied by a strong use of color . Yes, are the intense red , yellow and blue to characterize the Earle vision, to break the dullness of everyday life and reinvent it .