Stone and Water, 2018


Photographic abstraction

Haven't been able to spend as much time painting over the last few weeks as I'd have liked, but there's always photography. That rolls on because of my professional photography practice, which also affords me time to take photographs which are not commercial and which are to do with my practice as a fine artist. Here's a case in point.

I see this as a formalist photograph and I can't help thinking of certain abstract, colour-field painters when I look at it, particularly Barnett Newman and Gunter Forg. In turn, it's hard not to suspect their paintings were inspired by architectural formalist encounters such as this.