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Chris Oddie “from studio to gallery” My interest in Chris Oddie’s work stems from of the sincerity that can be perceived in the artwork itself. There is something very real about the various figurative painting he creates and yet they are absolutely abstract expressionist in nature. His lines are clean and placed with a surety that comes from an accomplished and confident artist who needs northing other than his own sensibility and a flexible medium (oil paint) to manipulate until he feels the artwork is completed. Below Chris explains in is own words what he believes that his art is centred around: ref:PCO33 “I would say my work is expressionistic, and an essential component of my practice is that as a draughtsman observation is fundamental to my work. Generally, I prefer to work from life, I do not use preliminary sketches, each drawing or painting stands as a finished piece. My paintings do not necessary reflect the recognisable subject; my method is to work at speed, consciously and unconsciously responding to the subject by making an image of it, destroying that image, and remaking it exploiting shape, form, and colour until I feel the drawing/painting is complete.” ref:PCO31 images:©ChrisoOdie. summary written by Denis Taylor ©Tubes artists gallery
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