What is seen and called a picture is what remains…

keith lo resKeith Ashley (studio F1) states ‘What is seen and called a picture is what remains – an evidence.’ This statement by Philip Guston in 1956 succinctly represents the feeling I have about my own paintings – the ‘evidence’ of my struggle to be here and now, in the painting, making a statement which expresses my unconscious, inner thoughts and conflicts, that which is left behind when worldly preoccupations are forgotten. For me, humour, colour and the surreal are always integral to this ‘pure’ state. My paintings and their titles are ‘what remains’.  See his new paintings at our Summer Open Studios, 20th & 21st June.

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