A large minimal abstract with subtle, dark colours
Better Than Life; an interesting title for a terrific, very singular painting. Restrained purple blends on the background show off that sensational shape on the top – a charismatic fusion of gold metallic, pure white and lime green.
When you deal with concepts of light and dark it can be easy to get muddles somewhere in the middle. If you’re going to show off both extremes then it’s wise to go easy on one or the other.
In this paint I opted to make the base a complicated but subtle arrangement of burgundy, black and a few shades of purple. To add some texture I have created bubbling in the paint to catch the light as it reflects the surface. Very cool.
I knew that whatever went over the top had to be light and airy but be bold enough to convey that forthright sense of accomplishment that I wanted to create.
Few recent works have made me feel so driven as this one; I really feel like I can do anything when I look this.
The mix of gold, lime green and white react fantastically well with the base layers. Not a palette of colours you would ever think of putting together but it works so well.