Fidra Fine Art, Gullane: Abstracted
Fidra Fine Art, Gullane: Abstracted

Fidra Fine Art, Gullane: Abstracted

The Chambers Dictionary defines “abstract” as, to draw away, to separate or to summarize, and as a noun, “That part or thing which represents the essence.” In many ways all painting and drawing is abstracted to some extent. Some of the best drawing is achieved using the very minimum of lines, abstracting the essence of a subject. In simple terms, think of it as a sliding scale with photo realistic artwork on one extreme through to completely non-representational on the other.

In this exhibition, most of the work bears some representational connection with the subject but all have been distilled into a simpler, purer yet expressive interpretation. Visual cues are not the only sensory inputs… the smells, the tastes, the hubbub of a French market place or the contemplative silence of an Italian hillside, the heat of a Mediterranean beach or the bone-chilling cold of a Wester Ross winter, all these elemental experiences can be channelled into the final work. Using an innate understanding of colour and compositional balance the resulting work has an emotive impact that is both powerful and enduring.

 

Featured artists:

Chris Brook
John Brown RSW
Dominique Cameron
Alison Dunlop RSW
Simon Laurie RSW RGI
Christopher Wood RSW
Lucy Dunce

 

Preview: Friday 5 April, 6-8pm
7-8 Stanley Road (Main Street)
Gullane
East Lothian
EH31 2AD