An Exhibition of Paintings and Lithographs
The Jam Factory presents a collection of paintings and lithographs by Oxfordshire-based artist Armorel Clinton. Ranging from semi-abstraction to figurative representation, this exhibition showcases work from the artist’s ‘Isle of Wight’ and ‘Fish’ series in addition to a number of large-scale and miscellaneous works. Though in part influenced by the forms and patterns of nature, Armorel’s paintings simultaneously reveal a profound interest in texture and surface. The artist’s use of silver leaf is symptomatic of this; the interplay between reflective and opaque areas, between colour and transparency underlines a preoccupation with the interaction of light and surface effect and the visual representation of tactility.
My figurative and semi-abstract art is moved by the light, truth and beauty of nature. Much inspiration comes from travelling in the Mediterranean. I seek to depict movement, association and concealment; swirling fish in sparkling sunshine, birds in bushes and bowls, a building by the sea. (Armorel Clinton)
Having trained in the Senefelder method, Armorel’s lithographs similarly betray an immediacy and honesty of expression which seeks to represent familiar forms in unusual “…new views of reality.”
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