Things I Tried to say...
For a painter like me it seems that the natural way of working is to draw out from the painting the content. These works are born of that introspective process.
They appear fully formed, looking to me like emotions and memories of my own life experience, such as the effect of the loss of relatives or moments from my past and present.
All done without words.
Kind of Blue...
After a long period of creating works that essentially involved story-telling with a strong landscape theme, it's an interesting experience to take a leap into the unknown. A recent visit to an exhibition of Japanese work from the Edo Period reminded me of just how strongly Japanese art had influenced my thinking over decades, quite often indirectly, and it started a train of thought that wouldn't let go.
With a whole repertoire of forms and surface effects, plus a unique range of glazes developed over many years, the idea took hold that they could be used in other ways! Add a little inspiration from Miles Davis and John Coltrane to ultramarine blue, and it's a whole new world out there.
Producing this exhibition has been a fabulous adventure in every way and I hope you also find it so.
Jeff Mincham, AM
Photography Michal Kluvanek