A one week show of new work by the contemporary English abstract painter, Chris Sims. The Private View offers a chance to meet the artist and curator, and celebrate the enormous effort and passion that has gone into creating the works and curating his first solo show in London. You will also be amongst the first to see the new works.
Chris uses colour and instinctive mark making to evoke or capture a moment in time in the rural English landscape. He has a growing collector's market in the UK and his paintings are often considered to be reminiscent of the St Ives painter Peter Lanyon.
His practice involves a variety of techniques; painting, drawing and printmaking processes. Although not directly relating to one particular scene or place, much of his work is rooted in the landscape, rural or urban around the chalky English countryside and the Cornish coastline. The attraction to the physical nature of his view inspires compositions, utilising mark making and abstracted shapes, evoking and capturing an emotive place. Applying a dynamic and energetic intuitive approach, layering and adjusting, using inks, paints, charcoal and other mediums, he uses this working process to reach a point where a balanced composition emerges.