Inspired by the vivid and otherworldly colours that occur at dawn and dusk in the skies, the Celestial Horizons triptych charts this surreal gamut from the scarlet red “Nova” through the sunburst yellow “Sunken Sun” to the oceanic blue of “Evening Star”.
The abstract designs are composed, living phenomena; complex effects that emerge through simple interactions, reminiscent of gargantuan nebulae and subtle ripples of water, inviting the viewer to both, wonder, playfully about the visible world and speculate on the nature of the invisible one.
Created using proprietary real-time graphics software and the artist’s own hand painted strokes, time and behaviour are added to the painter’s palette - enriching the painting tradition while pulling it in new direction.
This series was created specifically for the community outreach and art exhibit Intelligent Matter and was part of a diverse range of art pieces shown there including brainwave projections and light refractive art.
During this exhibition, members of the local Grenfell community were invited to attend free art workshops, talks and studio visits of the two collaberating artists Oliver Gingrich and Stuart Batchelor.
The event was funded by Arts Council England, ACAVA and Bournemouth University.