De Cherico and Carnaro

When talking to Claire about the objects I had been making she suggested thinking ahead about how to create or present the works but also how to consider shape and form and proportions of the pieces. Claire suggested De Cherico, although I am not keen on his paintings they do have a good sense of proportion and geometry with unusual perspectives with different buildings or statues positioned in the paintings. It made me think about construction one whole piece or an arrangement of pieces based on paintings. I had visited the Isabelle Carnaro show at Spike Island last year and was mesmerised by it. A beautiful selection of objects arranged meticulously based on the landscape paintings by Nicolas Poussin. I like this idea for me personally it gives my material and process developments a context and some boundaries, something that Claire had suggested to me before.

UncategorizedDean Coates