The process of creating my work is an integral part of the finished piece. The labour-intensive and meditative nature of my practice allows me to enter a state of flow, where time seems to stand still, and the outside world fades away. By using a controlled, precise approach to my work, I can create a sense of calm and balance within myself, which allows me to work in detail and a slowed-down way. These elements combine to form a meditative practice for myself that also seeks to engage the viewer with an experience, inviting them to immerse themselves in the vivid and vibrant colour field.
The work is a culmination of a search on many levels. Surfaces and Mediums, archival qualities within the Mediums. Canvas, Board, Cradled Board and Aluminum extrusion Boards have all been tried and tested.
I have gone above and beyond to create work that will not only look good but will remain looking good for many years. This is what i want from my work after the time sacrificed to produce. Sol Lew Witts ‘Wall Drawings’ and Peter Halleys ‘Day Glo’ paintings have been inspirational to the project.
- Tom Buckroyd Award Winner 2022
Keywords: abstract, colour, process, medatitive, spirituality, acrylics, colourfield
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