John Crossley

Colour has developed into one of the major components within my work, an integral part of the process of defining ways of seeing the world within and around me; trying to establish a cohesive and sensual statement to heighten and enhance a sense of the actual rather than the imaginary.

Over the last few years I have been working on a series that sets out to explore issues of memory, intimacy and location. The painting evolves through a state of addition and subtraction, creating a layered surface and structure beneath. This in turn enables the orchestration of movements and forms to occupy an area that emerges or recedes to form an elusive arena, where absence and memory negotiate boundaries. Image and colour are evoked to reveal a contemplative space where time, silences and distance coexist to create a narrative, allowing an internal conversation that embraces the viewers contribution to the on going dialogue.