Roy Amiss

Drought 2018 (The Thames) III (detail), 40 x 40cm, acrylic on canvas.

9 – 28 April  2019

Traces of the Real

Private views:
Tuesday April 9th 6.30 – 8.30pm
Thursday April 11th  6.30 – 8.30pm
with a finissage on
Sunday April 28th 12.00 – 3.00pm

Open Days:
Wednesdays  12.00 – 6.00pm

Viewing by appointment at other times.

For further information contact Jonathan Ross:
Phone 07747 807576

Traces of the Real

Both artists reflect elements of the real world in different ways:

In his new optical paintings, Amiss uses photographs as the source of his imagery, sometimes stretching them to the point of abstraction, but arresting them at a certain point, using the traditional illusionistic tricks of trompe l’oeil, to bring them back to reality, but sometimes in a surprising way, subverting the natural order of things. Constantly searching for the next beautiful idea; he works like a scientist, using mathematics, experimental analysis and classical psychophysical methods to create his spectacular optical paintings. He likes to explore and make manifest what the senses can be made to deliver, and creating what he calls a tapestry of vision.