Photo: Michael Calver in Tiverton, South West

Michael Calver


Colour relationships - form and space - the whole and its parts - the sensorium. Urban environments, real or filtered, provide the abstract elements and colours with which I order pictorial space. I trial many possible outcomes - working with various papers and tape on a prepared ground - before making the finished piece. My aim is to achieve an equilibrium with the minimum of means. I want colour to show its relational suppleness and affective power. Each work nudges on the next. And, from marshalling many small discoveries, images take hold. Processes and techniques I use Golden acrylics on canvas. read full statement

Location Tiverton, South West
Activities Practice-based research, Built environment, Temporary exhibitions programme, Collecting
Artforms Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
Tags Architecture Line Colour Perception Urban Suburban Austerity Profligacy, Abstraction