My current works explores margins; between drawing and painting, deep and flat space, mark-making, materials and surface.
I am intrigued by fusing materials, such as oil, emulsion, graphite, powder pigments and China clay, a fusion of materials, which for me, echo the physical elements of the experience.
The works are initiated by walks taken in mountainous regions within Europe; a response to the experience of moving across the landscape, through memory, on-site studies and photographic documentation.
To embed a connection further of a location, I will often use the physical landscape in my works, such as employing the use of granite stones to be used as drawing tools, making a physical and experiential connection between a location and the resulting works.
I find myself drawn to creating works that respond to the geomorphology of a landscape, particularly tundra-like spaces, environments that may have short growing seasons, stripped bare, yet rich in ecology, creating works that echo this Landscape of Space.
© 2016 oliver david reed