‘Overhead’ , 2004 is in many ways a simple painting, consisting of
a painted ground and a kind of drawing. In many of my paintings, there
is a tension between lightness and gravity – this is particularly true of
‘Overhead’. The drawing is made with the pigment Terre Verte, Green
Earth, yet it is something light, overhead, something reached for or
something aspirational. It is as light as a leaf or piece of paper floating
in the wind, yet earthed to the ground. The painting may also have been
influenced by a number of photographs I took of power cables, when
living in Tokyo, though it is not taken from nor based on any image.
Fergus Feehily, artist’s statement, Twenty exhibition guide, 2011.
|Medium||Oil on mdf|
|Dimensions||25 x 20 x 1.5 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2005|
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