SIMON OGDEN – Quiet Negotiations – 10 Sept – 5 Oct 2018
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
Ruskin Street series