Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Mondrian Nicholson in Parallel

To the Courtauld to see the MondrianllNicholson in Parallel show. Enjoyed this small exhibition which focused on the period before the second World War when Mondrian came to live in London and the influence he exerted over Nicholson. 

I would have liked to see more larger pieces by Mondrian but my absolute favourite pieces in the exhibition were Nicholsons' plain white carved reliefs. Absolutely spare and beautiful. 

It was some of this sparse, contemplative quality that I was trying to capture in the plain white pieces that I create (pictured below), which rely on the play of light, shadow and form, rather than colour.  

 The exhibition continues at the Courtauld Gallery until 20th May 2012.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Angels in Berkeley Square

Found myself in Berkeley Square on a beautiful sunny day. Didn't hear any nightingales singing alas, but did see a beautiful collection of Angels and Goddesses by the sculptor Emily Young. Have previously seen her work at the Fine Art Society and love the scale, texture and subject matter. It was great to see others touching and interacting with the pieces. Wonderful!