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"Soho Group Exhibition"
by MIERTJE SKIDMORE
15-12-2017 - 02-02-2018

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"ArtPark sculpture at the wharf"
by ARTPARK Australia Sculpture
15-12-2017 - 16-03-2018

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" Great Southern Landscapes"
by ART EXHIBITIONS SOHO SYDNEY
15-12-2017 - 01-02-2018

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PAUL    BATTAMS whitespacer PAUL BATTAMS

 Contemporary Paintings at Soho Galleries and Chifley Foyers 


Driving back from the optometrist after being told that I had a cataract appearing on my right eye, I spent some time thinking about Monets late garden paintings prior to his cataract operation. What I liked about them is the jumbled, muddled and fused edges, with a colour palate which battled for supremacy.

Some months later whilst having lunch, I found myself staring through a beautiful spray of red roses, augmented by gold wrapped Ferrero Roche chocolates presented in a cellophane wrapped basket which was to be given to a dear friend for her 60th birthday.

My vision was blurred as I tried to peer through the heads of roses to the white background beyond, becoming more absorbed in the way I was seeing, I began to purposely blur my vision even more.

What happened next was truly exciting. There appeared a fantastic arrangement of blended colour and unusual shapes that did not exhibit a definite edge, that most art school students, myself included, had struggled to capture in earnest during their art school drawing classes and here I was suddenly rejoicing that there were no edges. Immediately I recognised that I was crossing a visual path that I was keen to make much more of rather than surrendering the image as a passing glance.

Reaching for the camera, I began to shoot the images out of focus to exaggerate once again what I saw as being really unusual. Eighteen months later I began my attempts to describe this quirky visual effect, it was necessary to radically alter my painting method to employ finger painting, air brush and spattering in order to achieve the desired effect I was chasing. I fancy the latest suite of paintings may well be the signature to a new series of work... Soft Edge.

Paul Battams 2016


Exhibitions at Soho Galleries by PAUL BATTAMS
BOTANICALS GROUP EXHIBITION - 19-08-2016 to 29-09-2016
Botanicals GROUP EXHIBITION - 13-09-2016 to 30-09-2016
 
Artworks from "BOTANICALS GROUP EXHIBITION" Exhibition
PB   POPPY HEAD
PB POPPY HEAD
PB  IN FULL BLOOM
PB IN FULL BLOOM
PB  SOFT EDGE GLOW
PB SOFT EDGE GLOW
  

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Artworks from "Botanicals GROUP EXHIBITION " Exhibition
  PB FUSED LIGHT
PB FUSED LIGHT
PB   POPPY HEAD
PB POPPY HEAD
PB  IN FULL BLOOM
PB IN FULL BLOOM
PB  SOFT EDGE GLOW
PB SOFT EDGE GLOW
  

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