AboutVic Bateman is best known for his lyrical, music inspired abstract paintings comprising saturated fields of colour built up with layers of overlaid squares and spots. In this new series of works he responds to images of heads, sourced mainly from media imagery, allowing the images to bleed over the surface, stretch and metamorphose. They engage with portraiture, the de-construction of imagery and our perception of our fellow human beings.
Vic Bateman's work is in private collections around the world including Thomas Cook Ltd., The University of Otago, New Zealand and The Hyde Park Gallery, London. His work will be familiar to Greenwich residents as his large canvases were regularly displayed at the Warwick Leadlay Gallery, and are now to be seen at the Bar de Musee on Nelson Road.