ArtSpace present their third interactive on-line exhibition. Members offer individual interpretations of the theme. The exhibits range from paintings and mixed media to photography, collage, video and prints.
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This interactive online exhibition has now closed.
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An interactive online exhibition by members of ArtSpace.
Online December 1st – February 18th.
The theme “Layered Meanings” has been interpreted in various interesting and thought provoking ways by the 17 artists taking part. Some have chosen to look at the theme in terms of layering of the painted surface, others have used words and phrases as a starting point to develop different interpretations through visual form. Painting the changing view from windows and using a historical figure re-imagined as a present day eco-warrior are other themes explored by individuals; another has used imagery from childhood. Some have used the natural world as their visual stimulus for developing imagery based on the earth and nature. The exhibits range from paintings and mixed media to photography, collage, 3D work and prints. There are also ideas and creative responses based on the recent lockdown situation to express thoughts and feelings about the world at large; the pandemic and how it affects us all.
I visited this temporary exhibition whilst staying in Edinburgh for the Fringe. I have been aware of Ruskin as an artist for a long time (not to mention his work as an art critic), but had never experienced a concentration of his paintings like this. He is a superb craftsman, handling watercolour with extreme skill. He is also very good at contrasting degrees of finish, with some parts of architectural imagery being highly finished and then towards the edges often ‘thin out’ into sketchy lines and washes. This was a very worthwhile exhibition to see.