LEE KNOTT

 

My representational work explores my interest in using painting as a metaphor for painting itself: with the materials and time spent – in isolation – creating it, and with the symbolism and artificiality of the overall image: where the central image and its presentation alludes to the removal of what it represents from the reality of its origin – and of its isolation. 


– Whilst the clean minimalist border highlights the fact that it is a stylized copy; whereby the true nature of the central image and its source is further made unreal, and thus idealized, to the point of it being purely decorative: this again, being metaphor.


– With the distance between the painting, and what its central image represents, symbolizing the distance between the aesthetics of nature and the reality of what lies beyond it.













Painting Of A Whippet 1

104 X 54 cms mixed media on canvas