This week we are featuring artist DOMINIC BEATTIE as the highlighted artist within our Reflection Series and looking at a selection of his paintings.
“Dominic Beattie’s work is cut and built and then rebuilt, painted then overpainted. The traces of constant readjustment haunt the final image. Riffing on a wide and varied group of abstract languages that loosely come out of a constructivist history, Beattie’s eye for colour is at once direct and original. These works create surprising spatial shifts and vibrations that suggest a wink to Op and Pop but the emphasis on repetition and sequencing is also concomitant with sampled beats in advanced subcultures of electronic music. With skill and attention to the crafting of colour and shape, Beattie obsessively tilts, turns and twists the grammar of hard edged abstraction until something new and unprecedented is achieved.” John Bunker, 2017