‘What the Eye Sees’, from November 2011.
I recently went to the brilliant Paul Klee exhibition at the Tate Modern. This is a must see exhibition.
“Art does not reproduce, rather, it makes visible” Klee – 1921
‘Kandinskys Epiphany’ from December 2011. “Our intuitive subject culminates our individual experiences to become a concrete object. When we are satisfied that the object’s creation is complete, we look at what we once only felt. This is part of the reward of art. It is part of why we are artists. We want to see what we feel. As we give voice to the only faintly heard, we transmit energy to others, to fuel new and novel creativity, to push, support, and evoke Spirit, and to flush the world with its own alchemical life-essence.” Matthew Dallman
‘A Dream of Sudden Change’ September 2013, is a response to the belief that we are primarily rational beings, insisting on a solid self sense that is somehow removed and observing. Simple reflection on the nature of experience reveals a constant movement of sudden shifts and flows, within and without, that does not reveal any certainty of a solid self.
A personal artistic summary and record of my childhood in Derry; the local terrain, the church, the weather, sun & rain, the peace process, the troubles, black & white newspaper photos, the view across Lough Foyle to Donegal, the sea, waves on the beach in summer, the little river, the army, farm buildings, the soul as pictured by a child… a kaleidoscope of physical and metaphysical spaces… what I am made of…
Surrealism was a bold attempt to bridge the divide between the conscious and unconscious, a movement of its time, trying to counter the great dualism created and inseparable from modernism. Here I wryly attempt the impossible, to explore and visualise the inner mind of such a person, as if by scientific scrutiny.