A conversation with Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721)
October 18th - 23rd 2021:
65 Grays Inn Road
These pictures are inspired by, and are a response to, the work of the great English, baroque carver Grinling Gibbons. Sprays and wreathes of oak leaves are used to make intertwining networks, which weave and meander their way across the picture plane. Areas of turbulent and expressively handled paint make a dynamic contrast to the realistically rendered chiaroscuro of the vegetal motif. The pictures allude to the fecund pagan undertow of Gibbons celebration of a bountiful, God-given universe.