28 x 42 cm | 11 x 16 in
Original painting in Indian ink on Hahnemuhle paper. Signed on reverse.
"From a series of studies made during an intense period of activity in 2017 when I was exploring new imagery and subjects to use in paintings. These ink studies were made quickly using loose brushstrokes and plenty of water to imitate watercolour techniques and harness the fluidity of the medium. The images are built up in layers and yet retain a sense of freedom and spontaneity."
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Ed Saye’s searching images offer a contemplative reflection of atmospheric locations. Saye makes use of found photographs and intuitive editing techniques to lend his painting a familiar yet slightly anomalous feel. The use of warm hues and fragmented detailing softens the narrative of each piece and leaves an air of enigma. The ambiguous choice of image, leaves an unsettling doubt about the tone of the scene; it may be an image reminiscent of family vacations besides an intentional absence which seemingly haunts the scene. This balance creates a strong sense of uncertainty and recreates the same specious quality as memory. In turn, the viewer is left to interpret a space made equivocal through compositional tensions and pleasing handlings of light and tone.