Remembered and Forgotten

Untitled, Oil-based pencil & Graphite stick on A4 Cartridge paper, EC 2013
Untitled, Oil-based pencil & Graphite stick on A4 Cartridge paper, EC 2013

 

 

 

Keep up to date with my residency in Queens Wood here:

http://in2thewoods.wordpress.com/

Untitled (LIARLIAR)

Untitled, Collage, Oil, Oil-based household paint &spray paint on cotton, EC 2012
Untitled (LIAR LIAR), Oil & Mixed media on canvas, 102 x 77 cm, by EC 2012

 

 

 

 

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05/11/12

Untitled, Oil, oil-based household paint, oil stick, acrylic & spray paint on cotton 123 x 92 cm’s approx, EC 2012

 

 

 

 

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The Thing From Inner Space

Untitled (The Thing From Inner Space), Acrylic, Oil-based household paints, Oil & Permanent marker on Canvas, 123 x 153 cm, EC 2012

 

 

Untitled (28,11)

Untitled (28,11), Water-based/Oil-based household paints, acrylic & graphite on cotton, 150 x 150 cm’s, EC 2011

 

 

 

 

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein

Often things are lying hidden in the Unconscious. You have to leave yourself open so that these influences may surface.

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy. – C.G.Jung

The ‘I Ching’ is based on the hypothesis of the Oneness of man and the surrounding cosmos. –  Jolande Jacobi, ‘Symbols in an Individual Analysis’ Man and His Symbols (Carl Jung)

My thoughts turned to the The I-Ching or Book Of Changes as I was painting this. I’ve got a copy of the translation by Richard Wilhelm with foreword by C.G.Jung.  It talks about ‘discord’ and ‘divergence’ in a particular hexagram, saying that yellow is the colour of The Mean (Philosophy of The Mean).  The Philosophy of the Mean links to the Buddhist Middle Way.  There are links between The I-ching, Buddhism and Quantum Mechanics.

“The emptiness of the atom”

The Book of Changes also speaks  about discord and divergence ‘containing the hidden possibility that tensions have already been resolved.’  It talks of ‘Astronomical opposition’ and ‘The two movements that are in direct contrast’ but that also work together.  This is relevant to this painting and to my thoughts on emotional and intellectual cognition.

‘How to both join and separate things?’

The title for this piece comes from the I-Ching itself.  It is named after two hexagrams – Nº 28, ‘Ta Kuo’ or ‘Preponderence of The Great’, which talks about extreme forces, collapse and the centre of gravity being a thick beam. The other hexagram is Nº 11, ‘T’ai’ or ‘Peace’ and refers to ‘The Receptive’ and ‘The Creative’.  Nº 11 states that The Receptive is essential to The Creative. Hexagram Nº 11 also talks of harmony. It speaks of the dividing of time and the ‘marking off of infinite space’.  We make maps in the chaos, we mark off time and the seasons and find patterns in our Universe.

This was exhibited at IMPRINT, a Fabelist Festival at The Serpentine Gallery’s Centre of Possible Studies, 21 Gloucester Place W1U 8HR

 

DECISIONS DECISIONS

Untitled, Water based household paints, acrylic & pumice on cotton bed sheet, 183 x 153 cm’s, EC 2011

 

 

 

Untitled, Water based household paints, acrylic & pumice on cotton bed sheet, 183 x 153 cm’s, EC 2011

 

 

 

Untitled, Water based household paints, acrylic & pumice on cotton, 183 x 153 cm’s, EC 2011

 

 

 

The Surface of Things at PAPER

1 July – 12 August 2017
PAPER & New Adelphi Gallery, University of Salford
In collaboration with Durden & Ray, Los Angeles
Lisa Denyer / Frances Disley / EC / Brendan Fletcher / Roni Feldman / Jenny Hager / Sharon Hall / Vincent Hawkins / David Leapman / Mali Morris / Max Presneill
In collaboration with LA-based Durden & Ray and as part of the Manifest festival, PAPER presents The Surface of Things, an exhibition exploring contemporary Abstract painting at University of Salford’s New Adelphi Gallery.

http://paper-gallery.co.uk/the-surface-of-things

The Surface Of Things

About Durden & Ray

Founded in 2009, Durden and Ray is comprised of 24 artist/curators who work together to create exhibition opportunities at their downtown Los Angeles gallery as well as in concert with artist groups and gallery spaces around the world. Durden and Ray concentrates on small, tightly curated group shows at the gallery, organized by the members, and hosts international artists as part of a commitment to global exchange and alternative networks. The Durden and Ray model expressly overlaps multiple strategies, including the commercial potential and visual identity of a gallery, the democratic structure of an artist group, the potential to create collaborative works of art in the manner of a collective, and the shared fiscal support of its programmes by group members and project partners similar to a non-profit organization. Durden and Ray is committed both to individual praxis and to shared aims of curatorial experimentation, visual research, and artistic exchange with international partners.

Sudden Shifts in Behaviour, Small Changes in Circumstance

Sudden Shifts in Behaviour, Small Changes in Circumstance, Oil, oil-based household paint, acrylic, household emulsion, spray paint and tape on jute, 40 x 40 cm, By EC 2017
Sudden Shifts in Behaviour, Small Changes in Circumstance, Oil, oil-based household paint, acrylic, household emulsion, spray paint and tape on jute, 40 x 40 cm, By EC 2017

30/04/17

Untitled, Acrylic, spray paint, household emulsion on panel, oil on canvas & mixed media on paper mounted on board, 40 x 40 cm, By EC 2017
Untitled, Acrylic, spray paint, household emulsion on panel, oil on canvas & mixed media on paper mounted on board, 40 x 40 cm, By EC 2017

Bertie Bassett’s Breakdown

Bertie Bassett’s Breakdown, Acrylic on board and oil on canvas and paper mounted on board, 17 X 14 cm approx, By EC 2017
Bertie Bassett’s Breakdown, Acrylic on board and oil on canvas and paper mounted on board, 17 X 14 cm approx, By EC 2017

Wunderblock II

Wunderblock II, Oil, acrylic and household gloss on canvas and card, collage and paper mounted on canvas on board, 20 x 20 cm approx, By EC 2017
Wunderblock II, Oil, acrylic and household gloss on canvas and card, collage and paper mounted on canvas on board, 20 x 20 cm approx, By EC 2017

Abcrit – Geoff Hands writes on “Testing <1<2<1<2," at ASC Studios, London

https://abcrit.org/2017/03/29/58-geoff-hands-writes-on-testing-1212-at-asc-studios-london/

Brouhaha, Oil, acrylic, household paint, household varnish, collage & oil on canvas on board, 33 x 12.7cm, EC 2017 fwp
Brouhaha, Oil, acrylic, household paint, household varnish, collage & oil on canvas on board, 33 x 12.7cm, EC 2017