PierreHaleArt

Fine Art Paintings and Prints

Brighton, United Kingdom | 18 Sales

PierreHaleArt

Fine Art Paintings and Prints

Brighton, United Kingdom 18 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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    How I Work...

    My aim in painting is to mindfully cheat a mannered, affected process - I don't have a specific outcome in mind but I like to arrive at unexpected results that are non-gestural and unemotional.

    To avoid the flabbiness of a completely open process, I use visual themes as tools for engagement with the painting (trumpets, weeds, etc.) - anchor-points from which I can build a structure within the painting and within the process - they provide me with a way of building form - a system of navigation through this open, painting process.

    This approach is particularly suited to the medium of oil paint - I enjoy its greasy nature and how I can still push and manipulate it, even several days after first application. By not drying, the paint surface remains fragile and open, providing great flexibility for reworking and correcting.

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      I graduated from Saint Martins School of Art, London, in 1984 with Fine Art BA(Hons).

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