Artist: Bill Gingles
Title: 'Memory Garden'
Materials: acrylic on stretched canvas
Dimensions: 51 (h) x 61 (w) cm / 20 (h) x 24 (w) inches
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Bill Gingles 'Memory Garden'
American artist Bill Gingles’ painting-based practice combines the intuitive, esoteric, and holistic aspects of Eastern thinking, with an interest in the materiality of paint and the processes of painting itself. Working intuitively, Gingles improvises a painterly search for spiritual synthesis through the elements of painting, a process he describes as “a moving balance between controlling the painting and allowing it to lead the way. The magic is in finding a way to let go.”
More concerned with the language of colour, line, form, texture and symbolism than with representational images, pictorial space in Gingles’ paintings is composed with layers of thickly trowelled, scraped and scumbled paint and delicate layers of washed colour within which he arranges a vast array of abstract painterly motifs, including esoteric prims, medieval arched doorways, ladders, floral forms or ’life shapes’ signifying spirits or souls, tessellated grids, and spontaneous gestural marks. The arched doorways are an occasionally recurring motif which the artist sees as symbolic of portals between realms; places of transit from one level of consciousness to another. Given their tomb/womb symbolism, Gingles attributes these passage ways with a specifically feminine creative nature. The resulting paintings express the “dynamic equilibrium” of the immaterial realm, appearing as if caught in mid-evolution – in the process of becoming.
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