Contemporary British Abstraction

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So after 40…yes 40 years (I started at the tender age of 16 in 1975) as an infrequently practicing artist I find myself finally with a studio and time to paint so as of next Monday there no more excuses….

Artworks 1975 – 2000 ARCHIVE here

http://www.shaunbelcher.com/painting 

What will it look like? Well going by the last completed canvas above from May 2014 probably a bit cartoony,  a bit abstract, a bit colourful….somewhere along the fault line between Contemporary British Abstraction (see show on now in London poster below ) and a crazed version of Disney trapped in a hunting lodge…so think David Lynch and rabbits…paint…it’s all about the paint..stupid….

So her it is or there it was and now it is or almost now …or something….whir..dribble…splat..thunk….

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Read Andrew Parkinson’s piece on the show here Why Abstraction Now PDF

 

July optimism…back in the studio…

Always happens around now..taught content ends (in this case so did the course) and I manage to get some quality time in the studio.

 

Slightly different this year as my future isn’t what it used to be. Can’t say more for now as things have started to move in a certain direction.
Meanwhile trying to get some paint on canvas and some writing done in studio.

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Here the first coloured drawing from a couple of weeks back and a new three part 12′ x 4′ canvas.

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This connects directly with my mid to late 1980’s work…..especially the Record Sleeve paintings.

http://www.shaunbelcher.com/painting/

Plus ca change…

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