Monday, February 27, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Antoni Tapies poster from a 1992 exhib of his 'Monumental' prints.
organised by Sligo Art Gallery (now closed) Ireland
The great Catalan artist died this month aged 88.
The prints were giant, brooding, dark, truly monumental, 6 ft long - touring Ireland
from the Tapies Foundation in Barcelona. I helped hang the show, and carried the prints with several others up and down the town hall stairs, in dread of a breakage!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Oil on board,
25 x 32 ins
In 1998 I travelled around Spain, taking trains and buses across Andalucia in a blazing summer.
On the way to Cordoba we crossed a desert like landscape by train, a storm blew up out of the high
skies and darkened towards the horizon. I was reading Lorca poetry and a terrifying history of the Spanish civil war which haunted my dreams.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 ins