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Mike Hall’s work stands as a meticulous exploration of urban and rural environments. The exhibition introduces a linear progression of the evolution of his studies, an intricate examination of the landscape, which the artist shares an intimate bond with. Starting with representational imagery, mediums ranging from pencil to inks and watercolours, the artist approaches and then deconstructs the landscape, concluding into obscured, more intimate interpretations created with oils.

Hall’s work is deeply entangled with the concept of entropy, the endless spiral of death and rebirth, the constant evolution that occurs through the disintegration and rematerialization of elements. The paintings use a wide range of grays and earth tones, a rusty palette that invites the audience to follow the artist’s process of “reverse archaeology”, a multi-layered exploration; a dive into the past, seeking to trigger a physical and psychological contemplation around form, nature and time. By re-aligning the surrounding temporal and visual information, contained in each instant, the artist intertwines different timelines and contrasts human to natural scales. The works seek to present the variety of processes taking place in nature, through the rejection of the nature/culture binary and its replacement by a more holistic perspective, where human and natural spectrums coexist in totality, affecting each other in the subtlest of ways. Abstraction functions as an alternative architecture, a personal attempt to suggest a private worldview, where emotions and memories sculpt the landscape, intending to understand entropy, not as a chaotic force, but as an evolutionary inevitability.

Balancing between personal observation and speculation, Hall’s paintings merge and divide fragments of time, composing stills of his birthplace combined with impressions of decay. The variations on the medium and the form become a tool for both the artist and the audience; a way to access infinite possibilities of constructing and deconstructing landscapes and reality.

IOLI KAVAKOU | Art Theorist – Artist

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A beautiful spring day in Amsterdam, perfect for revisiting the …Master!

#VanGogh #inspiration

Processed with MOLDIV




Superb exhibition of Giorgos Rorris, a Greek figurative painter.

Here are some of his scattered thoughts on painting:

“Painting is an art of silence”.

“Shadow in painting is often insubstantial, incorporeal, it has the least material, chromatic presence. Shadow is the extreme borderline preceding silence”.

“Every painter carries within himself the whole history of painting and introduces, in his turn, a certain tradition. His works may not last through time. But if they do, they will become the past of the future. Carrying within you other painters also means that, at the same time, you are struggling to find your own voice”.

I couldn’t agree more…!

Big Thank you to Art Finder once again for promoting my oil paintings online. A timely Christmas day send out!!Art Finder

Great evening had by all at the exhibition opening of ‘Pioneers of Modernism’ at the B & M Theocharakis Foundation for The fine Arts and Music, Athens. Extensive collection of Picasso and Cocteau works on display. A must see!!

Trying a different style… or I should say revisiting a style I toyed with a while back, but failed to devote enough time to develop it properly. Using oils, but with a loose watercolour approach, painting out highlights with white spirit. We’ll see where it goes. ;)….montage

Interesting Graffiti in Athens….


I’m just discovering the importance of hash tags (better late than never) in relation to the promotion of my work. My list here is growing by the minute but thought I should make a note of it before hash taging is the thing of the past 🙂

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Great little Fair at the grand Chelsea Town Hall. Some good quality work here. Considering exhibiting this summer… we’ll see.
Met a wonderful artist, Elena Abessinova. Based in Norway. The patience of a saint is obvious when you see the incredible level of detail in her work. www.exclusiveart.no


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