Current Exhibition

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ALAN SALISBURY NOV 8th
Also new paintings by CLIVE BURNELL, ROBERT MCPARTLAND and NIGEL LEWIS. Special thanks to NINA LAZAROU for making beautiful wirework poppies with all proceeds to be donated to the ROYAL BRITISH LEGION. Thank you Nina.


I am delighted to be invited again to exhibit in the Kooywood Gallery as it is now almost four years since my last solo show here.

All the work presented is new and completed with this exhibition in mind. The theme continues to be a re-working of the still life genre and remains indebted in many ways to works from the past within the European tradition. Inevitably during a period of four years the ideas with which one works alter somewhat and these can be identified generally in the following ways.

In the earlier works I am conscious that when appropriating images from the past I am working not from the originals but from photographs and illustrations in various published sources. Those downloaded from the Internet are of poor quality. Perhaps the colour is distorted or the details maybe submerged or fuzzy because of under or over exposure in the printing. I use this however, as a means of liberation and find that I can then be more cavalier in my interpretation.

I have also decided to undertake some smaller paintings which take the form of a ‘detail’ of an appropriated work – in my opinion the ‘Best Bits’. These smaller works comprise a selection of various small elements from different sources but ‘tweaked’ and assembled together in new compositions.

I watch many of the current Masterchef programmes on TV and marvel at the imaginative dishes created as de-constructions of old cuisine favourites. Using the still life tradition- with which I am so familiar- I serve up some of my own visual de-constructions.

Finally viewers may find political references secreted in some paintings - these reflect my views on the referendum decision taken on the 23rd of June 2016.

 


Selections from Osias Beert
Oil on Board
54 x 69cm
£3365

Barriers with Reference to Isaac Soreau 'Still Life with Fruit and Flowers'.
Oil on Board
47 x 66cm
£3000

De- constructed bowl of Fruit and Vegetables
Oil on Board
50 x 69cm
£3365



The Ill-Humoured Man by Messersmicht being Cheered up by a Happy Still Life
Oil on Board
78 x 44cm
£2885

Flowering Pears
Oil and Resin on Board
30 x 25cm
£800

Best Bits No 2 with Reference to the Still Life Tradition
Oil on Board
30 x 25cm
£650



Corbeilles de Mures by Louise Moillon underexposed
Oil on Board
47 x 65cm
£3000

Re-arranged Still Life from Meister des Stillebens von Hartford
Oil on Board
68 x 47cm
£3000

Best Bits No 4 with Reference to the Stille Life Tradition
Oil on Board
30 x 25cm



Isaak Soreau Basket of Fruit and Vegetables attacked by Brexit Gremlins
Oil on Board
49 x 68 cm
£3365

Best Bits No 7 with Reference to the Still Life Tradition
Oil on Board
30 x 25cm
£650

Best Bits No 5 with Reference to the Still Life Tradition
Oil on Board
30 x 25cm
£650



Best Bits No 1 with Reference to the Still Life Tradition
Oil on Board
30 x 25cm
£650

Google Download Still Life with Brexshit Island
Oil on Board
48 x 68cm
£3365

In Memoria di Anna per Molly
Oil on Board
87 x 56cm
NFS



Two Lemons on a Carpet
Collage Oil and Resin on Board
30 x 25cm
£750

Gurning with Messerschmidt Cheer Up
Oil on Board
69 x 44cm
£2885

Rothko Paints Melons
Oil on Board
81 x 53cm
£1800



Louise Moillon Download turns into a Rothko
Oil on Board
49 x 64cm
£1950

Still Life with Reference to Carlo Crivelli
Oil on Board
68 x 48cm
£2750

Best Bits No 10 Blow Up with Reference to the Still Life Tradition
Oil on Board
30 x 25cm
£650



Best Bits No 8 with Reference to the Still Life Tradition
Oil on Board
30 x 25cm
£650

Best Bits No 3 with Reference to the Still Life Tradition
Oil on Board
30 x 25cm
£650

Best Bits No 6 with Reference to the Still Life Tradition
Oil on Board
30 x 25cm
£650



De-constructed Still Life based on Historical Sources
Oil on Board
48 x 69cm
£3365


 


     
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