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"REALIST GROUP EXHIBITION"
by RICHARD KULMA
20-09-2014 - 17-10-2014

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"SOHO GALLERIES GROUP EXHIBITION"
by GRAEME BALCHIN
20-09-2014 - 17-10-2014

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"Contemporary Paintings Preview Sept 20"
by ART EXHIBITIONS SOHO GALLERIES
20-09-2014 - 16-10-2014

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           JOHN           WORTH whitespacer JOHN WORTH

 

After working for many years as a sculptor, I find I still carry through from that earlier discipline a strong preoccupation with surface, texture.  I am not concerned with making pictures with a story. 

The paint, the primary material, is paramount as I manipulate it to harmonize and tune the various elements of the work.   I hope to provoke response from the viewer that is not literal; I seek deeper reactions, these are not verbal communications.   

I do not attempt to provide explanations, as I do not myself 'understand' these paintings.  For me. a painting succeeds if it works, it is in tune with itself, and finally, it offers me glimpses of mystery.  I do not need to seek some explanation, nevertheless eventually, a title comes to mind which seems to fit, to be apposite.  These titles are mostly not descriptions, merely access keys.  

I often use musical terms in talking about my work.  There are great similarities in the underlying thinking of these different art forms; they both use such concepts as tonal values, high or low key etc.   In explaining my work I like to say that while some music is accompanied by lyrics, other music is purely instrumental.  As a painter, I would say that I lean towards the latter.


Exhibitions at Soho Galleries by JOHN WORTH
 
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