Abstract paintings by Nigel Shipley.
“A hint of a landscape with objects floating in space give a suggestion of surrealism.
“In a world of hard edged technology expressionist painting connects us with the human hand and emotions. Shipley’s abstract paintings do not represent things that already exist but have connections with the real world.
“The emotional rawness of the Abstract Expressionists attracts him, as does the composition of Japanese prints and the light and movement of Renaissance painting. Like Japanese lacquer, bitumen paint gives a sublime, rich, deep black which are contrasted with thin transparent misty washes of paint in his works. A hint of a landscape with objects floating in space give a suggestion of surrealism.”
Oct 4, 6-9pm (launch), Oct 5 & 6 11am-5pm, then by arrangementr until Oct 31. For more info, visit www.hours-space.com