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SIMON OGDEN – Quiet Negotiations – 10 Sept – 5 Oct 2018

      
 A whiter shade of pale 5, Simon Ogden, 2018, Mixed media construction, 550 x 550mm   A whiter shade of pale 7, Simon Ogden, 2018, Mixed media construction, 550 x 550mm  A whiter shade of pale 8, Simon Ogden, 2018, Mixed media construction, 550 x 550mm
A whiter shade of pale

 

Tagia 1, Simon Ogden, 2018 mixed media on canvas, 1560 x 1250mm

Simon Ogden’s intention, in this fresh set of works, was to step sideways from the patterning and decoration of the linoleum works that have been a major part of his practice over the last decade and return to liquid medium.

In the A whiter shade of pale series, paint and charcoal create their own rhythms over a surface of inlaid linoleum and wood, each piece elegantly delineated, cut out, fitted in. The paint unifies the surface. In others, such as The moment before silence paintings he has worked straight on to canvas to produce moody images evocate of remembered experience. The Ruskin Street series are studies, seriously playful in intent, explorations towards future work.

In all these works the framing is a considered part of the whole.

 

 

The moment before silence

The moment before silence 1, by Simon Ogden, 2018 mixed media on canvas, 1050 x 1050mm      Shadow, by Simon Ogden, 2017 mixed media on canvas, 790 x 790mm

Ruskin Street series

Ruskin Street series 2, Simon Ogden, 2018, mixed media on canvas framed, 410 x 507mm Ruskin Street series 3, Simon Ogden, 2018, mixed media on canvas framed, 410 x 507mm Ruskin Street series 4, Simon Ogden, 2018, mixed media on canvas framed, 410 x 507mm  Ruskin Street series 6, Simon Ogden, 2018, mixed media on canvas framed, 410 x 507mm
Ruskin Street series 7, Simon Ogden, 2018, mixed media on canvas framed, 410 x 507mm   Ruskin Street series 10, Simon Ogden, 2018, mixed media on canvas framed, 410 x 507mm Ruskin Street series 11, Simon Ogden, 2018, mixed media on canvas framed, 410 x 507mm