Bob Aldous: New paintings on silk and canvas

Overview

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. 

Works
  • Bob Aldous, Emerald Shore, 2020
    Bob Aldous, Emerald Shore, 2020
  • Bob Aldous Facing West, 2020 Oil on canvas (framed) 150x 100 cm
    Bob Aldous
    Facing West, 2020
    Oil on canvas (framed)
    150x 100 cm
    Bob Aldous, Facing West, 2020
    £ 5,900.00
  • Bob Aldous Blue Wave, 2020 Acrylic, oil and graphite on silk (framed) 100 x 150 cm
    Bob Aldous
    Blue Wave, 2020
    Acrylic, oil and graphite on silk (framed)
    100 x 150 cm
    Bob Aldous, Blue Wave, 2020
    £ 5,900.00
  • Bob Aldous Grey Wave, 2020 Acrylic, oil and graphite on silk (framed) 100 x 150 cm
    Bob Aldous
    Grey Wave, 2020
    Acrylic, oil and graphite on silk (framed)
    100 x 150 cm
    Bob Aldous, Grey Wave, 2020
    £ 5,900.00
  • Bob Aldous Salt Marsh, 2019 Acrylic, oil and graphite on silk (framed) 75 x 100 cm
    Bob Aldous
    Salt Marsh, 2019
    Acrylic, oil and graphite on silk (framed)
    75 x 100 cm
    Bob Aldous, Salt Marsh, 2019
    £ 3,400.00
  • Bob Aldous Off The Headland #1, 2020 Acrylic, watercolour, graphite on card 19 x 13.5 cm
    Bob Aldous
    Off The Headland #1, 2020
    Acrylic, watercolour, graphite on card
    19 x 13.5 cm
    Bob Aldous, Off The Headland #1, 2020
    £ 370.00
  • Bob Aldous Off The Headland #2, 2020 Acrylic, watercolour, graphite on card 19 x 13.5 cm
    Bob Aldous
    Off The Headland #2, 2020
    Acrylic, watercolour, graphite on card
    19 x 13.5 cm
    Bob Aldous, Off The Headland #2, 2020
    £ 470.00
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