Lloyd Durling: Black Snow
22.03.2013 - 19.04.2013
© Lloyd Durling
It was said of Paul Klee that he was never directly intimate with nature but through the act of drawing he discovered it (John Berger, Berger On Drawing). In much the same way Durling tries to get close, very close to the forms and rhythms of nature. In this new series of works natural forms begin to take on a distinctive figurative and bodily aspect of their own. The simplicity of the dominant medium, oil paint, on the smooth surface of glassine paper creates areas of fluidity that appear to shimmer between matte and lustre. These playful works explore the dichotomy between form and non-form by employing the use of the silhouette, but replacing line with contact and omission.
About Lloyd Durling
Lloyd Durling was born in Solihull, United Kingdom, 1979. He studied BA Hons in Fine Art, Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham, 1997-2000. He has been a recipient of the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial award and the Eaton Fund. Selected solo exhibitions include Bit part, Château de Sacy, France; Laughter Staggers On, Golden, Chicago and Somewhere Better Than This, Pippy Houldsworth, London. He is represented in several public & private collections including Whitworth Art Museum, Nomura Bank, and Progressive Art Collection, USA.