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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.
This is an exercise in negotiation: -
The methodology illustrates how contemporary perceptions can never quite divorce themselves, or override history. Elements of history may be overwritten, however, 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 -