Exhibition

Alan Cotton 'Painting on a Knife Edge'

8 Nov 2021 – 26 Nov 2021

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

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Cotton’s relationship with oil paint and his understanding of the mediums' allure, are the key to his now immediately recognisable and internationally sought-after work.

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“Alan’s painted marks are instantly recognisable. Applied with painting knives, either in vigorous sweeps or more delicate touches, they synthesise the characteristic qualities of rocks, clouds, waves, and water, balancing hard against soft, rough against smooth. The heavy impasto of juicy paint creates its own dynamic, the knife-edge marks standing out from the canvas and casting tiny shadows. Sometimes the paint is scraped away, revealing the bright underpaint when a particular passage needs it. Fixing the initial composition is the most cerebral part of the creative process. Many of the paintings are made on a square canvas, compositionally more exacting but when resolved extremely visually satisfying.”

Jenny Pery – curator and ar t historian

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