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Abstracts – by Tim Fawcett

17 May – 3 Jun 2021


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Abstracts – by Tim Fawcett


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Tim Fawcett's new exhibition can be seen as a significant departure from his realistic figurative work inspired by Caravaggio only 18 months before, but it represents an ongoing discovery of a more openly personalised language. His abstracts convey his ideas, experiences, and emotions. Behind the work, lies a visual social commentary.

In each canvas Tim works to create a unified piece whilst balancing a number of dichotomies: formal versus gestural; considered versus spontaneous; objective versus subjective; and control versus chaos. A feature within the paintings is his use of recognisable and meaningful words written directly onto the canvas. It might be a lyric inspired from music listening or from other media whilst painting, and it is unpredictable what happens to the marks these words make, whilst the painting is being produced.

Each piece is a conversation with himself, exploring his moods, thoughts, euphorias and pain, and deciding what to reveal or bury in the final canvas: the closing end points from the action of painting, and his own very personal expression.

Tim’s works are included in public and private collections nationally, with a growing international collector base, primarily Australia, the Middle East, Europe and USA.

Showing daily at ARCH window gallery 35 High Street until 3rd June 2021

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