Rift 1 – Shuheb Ullah, Wimbledon College of Arts
Oil and acrylic on board
90 x 90 x 5 cm
Beauty and intricacy of nature fascinates me most; patterns that keep on revealing themselves, awe-inspiring horizons and the geology of the earth.
My paintings begin as an abstract ‘chaos’ of brushstrokes and splashes of paint. The marks become more considered as the painting progresses, as layers are covered and scratched back into, revealed and concealed, communicating a condensing of time. The building and unearthing of layers alludes to the geology of the landscape.
The areas of intensity guide the eye through a piece, and this is often around the edges. This draws the eye into the centre, bouncing the gaze off the sides and keeping the viewer inside the painting, encouraging them to step into this other place.
September 8, 2015 10:03 am