13th December – 17th January, 2015
Tarpey Gallery presents an intimate exhibition of eight new works in the second gallery space from 13th – 20th December from Derbyshire based painter Lewis Noble.
In these works, the paintings stand in for the landscape itself. The process of building many layers of paint over time, eroding and repainting, has echoes in the way the landscape is made. Many of the works are painted outside or begun in situ then completed in the studio. This helps me to maintain a spontaneous feel to the work and in the studio I constantly refer to the many small paintings, sketches and collages I make while outside.
Although they are very much images of the real, earthy landscape, I don’t usually try to picture any specific place and often avoid the overtly pictorial. Instead I attempt to walk the tightrope between representational and expressive painting to convey a landscape that is still happening. If you were able to look to the left, right, above or below the canvas, you could see another entirely different yet interconnected image. These are not photographic frozen moments but paintings which contain all the time it took to make them.