'One should be able to be a Universe helping alchemist, or artist, in one's ordinary living'.
Twenty-six years ago, Adrian Mibus, director of Whitford Fine Art, London, asked Avray Wilson to write an essay to accompany a possible exhibition. Wilson's artistic creative capacity was matched by a formidable mind and a talent for writing, and within a short time span he duly produced a thirty-three-page long typescript, a bite size introduction to his work, his thought process, his world. This exhibition coincides with the release of this previously unpublished essay by Frank Avray Wilson dated 1990.
Avray Wilson's paintings can prove holistic as they aim to inspire the viewer to contemplation and meditation in order to position the human existence in Nature, Universe and Cosmos. However, for those who do not wish to choose the doctrine Avray Wilson is proposing, the paintings offer the experience of aesthetically wonderful and accomplished explosions of colour and form vigorously displayed and art historically firmly categorised as the European form of American Action Painting known as 'Tachisme'.