CHRIS KENYON CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS
Soho Galleries Showrooms
description of my work is impressionist landscape with a leaning towards
abstraction. Unlike most impressionists I am more interested in structural
details not vistas. I enjoy investigating the bones of nature, dissecting and
extracting strong linear forms.
paint is applied in a loosely layered and thatched technique. I like to build
the format up and to then wipe it away and also paint out previously painted
areas. This enhances the depth, reflectiveness
and creating vague shadows and rhythms. Paint dribbles, loose brushwork,
smooth surfaces, expansive spaces opaque washes of earthy colours, intimate the
only way to reach my home and studio on a bushland hillside is via boat over an
ever-changing body of water. This has had a profound influence on the work. The
moods of the river have become part of my being, inevitably mirrored in the way
water and its reflections have gradually becoming a key element in my paintings.
work is now taking on a more rhythmical
quality culminating in an abstract format of strength and experience, a
result of a maturing of my visual language. More...