20 May - 7 June 2015
Opening Wednesday 20 May, 6.30-8pm
"Transient explores the external world through sensations and prevailing moods; the works are expressions or parodies of the landscape. The paintings are abstract, devoid of any form: they are the essence of the journey developed inside the studio with no reference to the real world. They are only sensations; mere memories of places that are fleeting, transient and ephemeral.
My paintings are not landscapes as such. It would be erroneous to suggest or locate any semblance to reality as this would distract from the essence of intention. I have tried to obliterate any form that has any reference to nature. There are no trees or rocks or sea, simply an attempt to capture the mood of the moment about the journey. Form has been completely jettisoned.
Transient is not referential. The colours and the composition work to convey feelings: it is an attempt to break away from conventions. The colours chosen are arbitrary but important for the overall compositions to work and achieve the desired goals I have set myself: to produce a better picture, a more sublime image, to understand and come to terms with my world which I am trying to paint. I aim to achieve something lyrical and something of beauty. I am trying to replicate the notion of beauty without any cultural baggage but rather one that is natural and instinctive."
Edgar Bonne, May 2015