Artist's statement: This is a reduction painting of when when I was at the Putney
studio, based on a memory of down at the water. Looking into the water is a meditation for me .. the painting evolved and I removed all literal references at the colour orange took over. Motifs that I saw also reduced to elements that interact with gestures like a language that Galahs would understand.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 100 x 200 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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