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About this series
Formal aspects of Op Art -
These constructs are in the process of shifting, or re-
The paintings (oil) are made up of layers of individual colour stripes. One layer is placed over the other. As a result, each layer negates, or enhances, the colour or shapes that precede them. Even though there is the possibility to predict what will happen between each layer during the painting's facture, in reality the slightest differentiation of a line's articulation, or hue resulted in a quite marked shift.
In short, this is an exercise in negotiation: individual layers reacting harmoniously or discordantly with historical layers.
The notion of prescribed, predetermined outcomes is negated in favor of exploiting a process that would reveal its own surprises dependent on what lay beneath it.
The series of paintings is a comment about how contemporary perceptions can never
Elements of history may be overwritten but shifts in perception often bring them back to the surface at different times and in different ways.
Selected pieces from this series are in the solo touring exhibition ‘Toward the Light
by Pip Dickens’ (a Bradford Museums and Galleries exhibition supported by the Arts
Council of England. Touring from 2010-
Selected pieces were exhibited in ‘Colour in Art’ at The Beldam Gallery,Brunel University, West London.
Selected pieces are published in ‘SHIBUSA -