An exhibition of recent paintings. The Cut, Halesworth October 2021.
Alan is a pre-eminent Abstract British painter, now in his 82nd year, he is at his peak of artistic maturity. Steven Walker is an emerging abstract painter fully committed to discovering what abstract painting means to him.
The nature of both artists reveal commonalities such as: to be always beginning, being direct, an emphasis is placed on making a statement. The works are made in the moment. They bristle, are luminous and effervescent. The colourful gestures have a deliberately confrontational nature, but secrets remain, requiring sustained and repeated viewing. To say the paint flows is an understatement — the colour and fluidity merge together and describe that ineffable quality the paint can have when it is both relaxed and controlled. Alan’s paintings are architecturally specific constructs in a primacy of immediate colour responses.
Exhibition opens 12 October in the Malt Room Gallery and Concourse.
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.