Artist's Statement: My intention for the show was to do a quintessential suburban pool painting, I did many studies of backyards with sweeping courtyards, Tuscany landscaping and driveways – it would be my big Hockney riposte. It was not to be, I was seduced with my old friend turquoise and the colour just took over. The subject matter disappeared (now with only vague references to my neighbours pool) and became almost pure abstraction, meditations of idle days in a sun drenched land swimming in pools in the full ironic glare of a global warming sun. - Phil Stallard
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 110 x 101.5 cms
CHG Director's Statement: Expressive, bursts of energy, strength of colour, and wall power are just some of the adjectives or phrases to describe Phil Stallard’s paintings. His style will refresh any interior with exciting incendiary like bursts of colour and tone! - Mark Widdup.
"There is a "total experience" in a Phil Stallard painting, a similar notion that no part of the painting is bland, or subordinate, or to be passed over. Stallard's work is very painterly indeed. His oil-paint is applied with a fluid lushness, a sensuousness, that recalls 1960’s Brett Whiteley." - Peter Pinson, OAM.
Read Peter Pinson's (OAM) exhibition introduction for Phil Stallard's 'Even Seahorses Get the Bends' here.
Learn more about CHG represented artist Phil Stallard by reviewing his artist profile here.
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