Bob Aldous: New paintings on silk and canvas
His signature style of vaporous silk paintings are now less etherial and more robust, both in the material - canvas instead of silk, ground pigment instead of watercolour and in his portrayal of the unstable energy of coastal waters. Form and colour are more opaque - the effect is pastel like - a feathery lyricism.
There are many artists from the canon of art history that Bob Aldous eloquently cites in relation to his work. Some are influences, other artists mirror his own psyche and preoccupations. Tiepolo and Turner, Tapies and Tillyer all hold sway but lets look at the intrinsic nature of the paintings, performance and poetry of the man himself.
The Chinese and Tibetans have been painting on silk for a thousand years. Silk cloth naturally absorbs infinite hues and gradient washes therefore it is the perfect medium for Bobs romantic vision of the world. The paintings draw us into the milky scape-lands of the imagination – an arcadian idyll, or the legendary lands of Shangri-La (Tibet) and Cornwall’s Lyonesse – whatever these works suggest, essentially they are places for reverie.
CIRCLE are showing large works both on silk and canvas. All works are framed using a contemporary natrual wooden box frame.