WHEN : 17th April – 5th May
WHERE : Jan Murphy Gallery
Dunlop often alludes to the precision of botanical art in his paintings by including realistic renderings of plants. However where botanical illustration is tethered to exactitude (drawing is basically a stand in for specimen collecting), Dunlop’s paintings thrive in inexactness. It is the behaviour of oil paint that so fascinates him and Dunlop deliberately introduces challenges or hurdles in the painting process to push the personality of paint so that it might behave differently.
Image : UNDER THE AFRICAN TREE 2008