Memory Paintings

 

 the pit tips oil painting

This is the first painting in a series five, the aim being to paint places significant to me entirely from memory. My work last term explored memory and perception through map making, inspired by Peter Lanyon’s glider paintings I wanted to create a series of landscape works but remove traditional perspective. The prints still functioned as a map, but in a way more attuned to psychogeography; emphasising geographical areas that hold personal significance rather than being geographically accurate.

drypoint-map
Last term’s Pembrokeshire map

To move things in a different direction I am developing a series of paintings which correlate to the locations in my map drawings. Because they are created from memory the paintings are naïve and the space doesn’t always make sense fully, I have tried to use indicative marking to represent a map key and merge the pictorial viewpoint with map references.

 

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