We are oak wood passage

Burgoyne, Greig (2014) We are oak wood passage. [Art/Design Item]

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Abstract

We are oak wood passage brings together a group of artists who in diverse ways explore highly individual relationships to the arboreal. This show embraces drawing, video, painting and sculpture. For this project Burgoyne sought to unite an admiration for the late drawings of Van Gogh, in particular the hospital gardens in St.Remy. Van Gogh's drawings are intense, at times their mark making becomes of such intensity that one is unaware what is being depicted. His planes of line hatch spaces and a turbulence of both mind and body for viewer and artist alike. Burgoyne wanted to explore this idea of seeing something yet perhaps losing it in the process of recording it. 'You can’t see the wood for the trees' is a rule based process of stacking marks using a colour sequence of Niceday highlighter pens was the result. In reaching the top of the sheet of paper pre-measured as the distance from floor to gallery ceiling, the process led mark making generates a tree like form, cypress like even. Yet the wonder and disorientation upon experiencing the resulting drawings Burgoyne hopes transcribes less what is seen but more what we can't see when we look.

Item Type: Art/Design Item
Members: University for the Creative Arts
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 12:56
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 12:56
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/11437

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