Width: 50cmHeight: 70cm
From the artist:
The ideas of Bomberg and Auerbach very much influenced my art from 2000 - 2002. Like them I wanted to evoke the sensations of reality we experience daily: movement, tangible mass and space we move around in. In this oil painting, I evoke what it is like to stand in front of a giant gasometer: the physical sensation of its mass in space I felt. So the red thrusting diagonal (not on the actual gasometer) recreates that sensation and the sense of mass in air. The middle ground where the gasometer sits thrusts forward to the foreground, because this is how I experienced seeing this gasometer, its physical impact overwhelms your senses as if it is hitting you. Like in Auerbach and Bomberg's paintings, I am rendering much more than the visual, and including all the other sensations involved with how we experience the world through touch, feeling, excitement, movement through space and walking around masses. There is also overlapping strokes to literally build up a mass on a flat surface. Has hanging beams at the back.