Geo Scape

The Geo Scape work on first viewing seems to references the tradition of ‘Romantic Sublime’ landscape painting but not exclusively within the epic romantic genre depicted by artists such as John Martin and Edwin Church. On closer viewing these works explores the tension between the natural world and manmade interventions, fusing the phenomenological sublime with Modernist languages of formal space, geometry and flatness. These paintings reference the Icelandic landscape which I visited in 2014. Paintings such as ‘Ionscape’ explore the materiality of the natural world with the constructed or man - made, creating dialectical landscapes, which contrast man made interventions and the materiality of nature within the same picture plane.