Last year the Art Gallery of Ontario had an amazing show of Jean- Michael Basquet. His work was amazing, frenetic and packed with ideas and messages. Paintings that Urk and make you think.
My work is about seeing and often the message is quite simple- LOOK MORE- PAY ATTENTION!
So I decided to put myself in Basquet’s shoes and try making work in his style. This is harder than you think. This is what I came up with. I took my simple idea a bit further and decided to start a seriesn fo works that have a witness in the image, a lone often hatted person -paying attention much like what the Quakers do. -January 2016