Arthur Lanyon

Arthur Lanyon


In 2012 I took a trip to India, where I made fast, fluid drawings without looking down at the page. These were attempts to record the chaos of movement, form, light and shadow. Like an antidote to the direct observation and immediate gesture of these drawings, painting slowed everything down. But with a more complex medium, this type of action seems to have resurfaced, through my imagination and the memory of my hand.
So I'm painting things that I havn't seen yet, but feel I know, as if I must discover the subject through the process of making it.


"I am seeking subject matter not abstraction" (Jonathan Lasker 1986)
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Location Penzance, South West
Artforms / type of project Painting