"..then all collapsed..." New paintings Anthony Springford & Anthony Buselli 12-27 October 2013

"..then all collapsed..." New paintings Anthony Springford & Anthony Buselli 12-27 October 2013 from Artsite Gallery

By: Artsite Gallery  09-Oct-2013
Keywords: Art, Fine Art, Artists, Fine Arts

"..then all collapsed..." is a fragment of the last sentence of Moby Dick: "Now small fowls flew screaming over the yet yawning gulf; a sullen white surf beat against its steep sides; then all collapsed, and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago." "Anthony Buselli and I have been good friends for a very long time (close to 20 years!). We have been talking about painting - especially the history of painting and how painting works - for all that time, and we have both been thinking about Realism and Moby Dick while we have been preparing for this show. You could say these are echoes of a 19th Century fascination with materiality going on, as well as a paradoxical enthusiasm for post-war abstraction (including Robert Ryman and Lucio Fontana) and photography."(Anthony Springford 2013) Anthony Buselli paints ambiguous rock faces and landscapes in a way that references Courbet, abstract painting and photography. Anthony Springford's work is about ambiguity, flesh and bodily space in a still life mode. The result is neither abstraction nor straight figuration.

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