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Brian Neish
Vanishing - Blue & White Abstract Art / Geometric Square: Oil on Canvas

2021

$4,447.17

About

Brian Neish is fascinated by painted surfaces, particularly surfaces having to endure the extremes of sunlight, wind, frost and rain. He calls the appearance of these debilitating effects ‘Noble Decay’ to suggest a sense of them displaying increasingly unique visual qualities over extended periods of time. He never scrapes paint off, it’s all about the considered application of paint, one layer at a time Each series of treatments, conducted over many months, reveals surprising and unexpected moments. Brian’s love of decay and the transience of buildings, especially the painterly surfaces of doors and walls, is clearly apparent. His layering of paint creates its own organic life, where past surfaces are seen though present surfaces. There is space and an open quality where the viewer can develop a relationship with the paintings. This painting is a work from Brian Neish’s mini-series "Grey Paintings", comprising of six works that were started in early 2020 and resolved by the summer of 2021. They are an evolution of ideas first explored in his Panels series from 2011 and more recent White series: the use of solid shapes, grids, and framing devices to develop a motif. Despite its many treatments, Vanishing feels like a light and airy painting compared to others in the series. Partly this might be down to the blurred pale grey lines in the grid structure and framing device, features that appear to be dissolving in front of our eyes. Neish likes to think of this painting as his version of Hockney’s A Bigger Splash but with a different perspective: a look directly down into a swimming pool some seconds after the diver has swum by, the water gradually resettling in the bright Californian sunlight.

Details

  • Creator
    Brian Neish (1962, British)
  • Creation Year
    2021
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39.38 in. (100 cm)Width: 39.38 in. (100 cm)Depth: 1.58 in. (4 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU73838412542

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