Jennifer Letchet Paintings
My work explores fundamental elements of painting, the relationship between colour and line. I intend my paintings to affect the viewer optically with the illusion of shapes moving and receding. Colour theory is very important to my work. I use specific hues to symbolise ideas or emotions. The contained shapes on canvases seem more like objects than lines. My recent work explores natural and man-made disasters and the impact this has on our environment. I want to record the changing landscape through simplified shapes and colours.
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Review: Mimmo Paladino Exhibition at the Alan Cristea Gallery 27/03/2012
The new Mimmo Paladino show at the Alan Cristea Gallery is somewhat disappointing. The gallery is a charming gallery on Cork Street, London. It has been host to celebrated artists, but Mimmo Paladino's work seems a bit amateur in comparison. This seems a highly pretentious comment to make, but not unfounded. His work shows a poor example of watercolours and makes a considered effort at injecting some complexities and concept with the use of assemblage, numbers, abstract heads, landscapes and doodles. There doesn't seem to be any consideration or theme running through the work.