John Dowling Artist artworks for sale
Artist: John Dowling
Live in: Galway, Europe, Ireland
Artworks for sale: 72.00
John Dowling Artist Bio:
The pivot from which my work comes about could candidly be acknowledged as ludic. Furthering to try and meet the dare of painting, a lightness of approach is in a constant grapple with borderline dissatisfaction. This duel is subsumed into an engagement with the surface. Previous paintings can be spliced up and reconfigured. Various soiled baize material from gaming tables become involved. The work requires itself to be blatantly of the hand, roughly hewn while shipshape. A staunch belief in one's own visual language resides throughout the work, and with rhythmical depth; a subversive, solemn opposition to decorum can reveal itself. The filtering of source material by way of memory occurs amid the incessant hail of images we are subjected to – and are subject to. Intent, openness, imagination, subtlety and the nuptials of happenstance that occur between paint and surface. Summarily, I tend to invent events in a visual sense. To engage with painting can play this way.