Artist: Paul Sayers
Title: Top: LeMarche Granularity 2107.15 Bottom: LeMarche Granularity 2017.17
Dimension: 17.7 x 12.5 cm
Technique: Oil on Canvas
About the artist:
Paul Sayers is a senior lecturer at Central Saint Martins in London.
He has shown his work in London at the ZetterSpace; Royal Academy (summer exhibition); Barbican Centre and the RAF Museum Art Gallery (emotions of flight in both spaces), among others.
He has exhibited in France too.
Paul’s current work is and has been dominated by the landscape of the central region of LeMarche, where he has his studio.
What “LeMarche Granularity 2107.15 and 2017.15” are saying?
Landscapes have a long tradition in art; their recognition as a genre in Western culture dates from the XV century being appreciated as a high genre by the Academia in the XVIII century.
During these more than 500 years landscapes have been painted in all sorts of styles, their creators seeking to achieve different outcomes: descriptive, naturalistic, interpretative, spiritual, atmospheric, realistic, abstract, idealized, romantic, apocalyptic, etc.
It is very difficult to think of it as a genre that will die or disappear as our relation with nature and the way we see and understand it will be modified as we modify and change our understanding about life, nature and ourselves.
I have chosen these two paintings by Paul because as a pair they offer us the possibility to understand one of the main aspects an artist have to deal with: the relation between earth (or nature) and the sky: How much of it to be shown and how.
This decision will affect the whole proposal not just from the compositional side of it but from the emotional and descriptive one too.
These two paintings are part of a series painted in Italy in the region known as LeMarche so you may say without any reservation than they are of descriptive nature and indeed they are. However they are an exercise on painting too and that is what I feel attracted by.
For making it short and sweet let me share my perception of them listing my points:
_They are close up images of the landscape, you can feel how the landscape has been framed to show just that part and that part only. In this sense they have a photograph like quality.
_ On one the point of view is frontal (the one above) and in the other one is a mix of frontal and aerial view taking us from a representation of the sky to an almost geometric abstract composition of the earth pattern.
_The luminosity of the sky using those blues and yellows describe the presence of wind whereas on the other one the colors allude to agriculture and the lack of its presence with a sky that is menacingly beautiful.
In conclusion I see beauty in the sweet and honest representation of the place.
Sometimes it is a simple, light beauty just what we need for lifting our spirits.
In what Room to place them?
They are very small paintings so my suggestion is to place them in a room that has an intimate feel or which proportion allow you not to miss their beauty.
A corridor would be perfect as due to the proportions you always will be close enough to enjoy them. They have to be position at eye level.
A frame of me is a must for these two painting with a mounting in fabric between 50 and 75 mm.
Frame ideally no bigger than 3 cm, maximum 4.
Frame can be a classic or modern one depending on your interiors.
£ 345 plus VAT each (unframed)
If you are interested in purchasing this art work please feel free to contact me by email [email protected] or mobile 0755 4025486.