Suspend introduces a new body of work from artist John Oxborough. The works show paint suspended; prolonged within the picture plane inviting our contemplation.
Suspend focuses on the properties of paint, abstracted to a point that the paint itself becomes the figurative subject of the works. Void of recognizable forms, the works in Suspend evoke an automatic and emotive response from the viewer. Delicate balances of precarious compositions push the viewer to consider the shifting hues and textural elements of the works.
“As a young boy, served a meal of mashed carrot, Brussel-sprouts, stringy beans and battered fresh fish, the conscious decision to consume the unpalatable first, made the palatable even better. To suspend or delay the climax, ensuring the last taste on my tongue was not the string of the bean but the salt of the sea.” John Oxborough 2017
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