Memories vague and uncertain, part forgotten, contaminated, not real ; likened to the erosion of landscape,a slow deterioration over time.
I use the genre of landscape to portray this happening , the resulting experimental paintings create the essence of another space , something almost lost, familiar yet elusive, indefinite but identifiable, like pareidolia , slipping between reality and fantasy.
Painting pouring brushes knives,
sponges rags whatever applies,
removing paint to redo,
linking layers the painting through,
underpainting part exposed,
like memories partly decomposed,
another link to time or place,
an eroded shoreline or mountain space,
what was, what is, what might have been
within the paintings, is that theme.
Honours degree in Fine Arts in the National College of Art and Design.
The Office of Public Works purchased ” Soft Day” for the Irish State Art Collection.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade , purchased ” Emigrant” for their Irish State Art Collection, selected for the residence of the Irish Ambassador to London .
Paintings hang in private collections.
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Fergus Smith – Painter