Miles Hall: Fall To Earth

28 November

December 20, 2023

Jan Manton Gallery

“As the force of Gravity pulls all animate and inanimate beings towards the earth it perhaps, inversely and paradoxically, that which connects us to something beyond.

These recent paintings have been created working under the direct inspiration of the Mediterranean light and the warmth that falls directly into the studio from above. I have tried to exploit the material qualities of paint and surface to create a cosmos of colour, rhythm, gesture – a territory held between stillness and movement.

Sometimes on the wall, sometimes on the floor, these new works are made through a process of combining solid and liquid layers of paint. Paint is not passive but rather an active participant, responding to the forces of gravity, gesture and climate.

Many of the paintings contain reflective pigments that create multiple chromatic variations depending on the ambient light and the position of the viewer – things will appear and disappear.”

— Miles Hall, 2023

 

 

Image: Miles Hall, Nitrogen green, 2023, oil on Belgian linen, 190 x 150cm.

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