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T h o m  G o r s t

Shut

Acrylic on canvas.  760mm x 760mm

extract from blog, 7.2.14:



My work reflects complexities and contradictions: I need to paint representations of distressed and derelict metal on clean, primed canvas.  I need to encapsulate what is rough and abrasive with varnish, which halts the processes of decay.  I need to work with colours that are alien to my subject: fizzy lemon for a rusty fo'c'sle chequerplate, or cool blue for a sheet of unspeakably mutilated ship-side, as we see here.


paired with Open