Artwork for Christopher Watts
Roe III. Detail
Chevron Syncopations [Grey]
10x10 Variations. Detail
I make objects that rely upon the precise manipulation of repitition,rythm and pace. I use simple tools and materials, building up layors by hand and eye.I tend torward a logical outlook where one decision gets the ball rolling and leads on to the next,incrementally. My fondness for clear crisp edges goes back to my original study of metal. Only later did I think myself a painter. I wish my works to be viewed slowly, revealing themselves sedately over time.
I think the activity of making art brings me joy and fully engages the mind,body and spirit in an harmonious whole. Simply put, I enjoy making things that did not exist before. It is an antidote to most other situations where I can feel at the mercy of events.
I would describe myself as a constructor of painted reliefs. These fall in the `nether region` between flat and three dimensional and have their own subtle quality.
I did a B.A. in Metals in Farnham and an M.A. in Fine Art in Canterbury.
These days I exhibit sporadically, mostly with H.A.C.S. However in the past I have shown work further afield including Ludlow,Worcester,Bath and Birmingham.