Patrick Heron (1920 - 1999)
Title: Without title
Medium: Original Monotype, 1994, dedicated and signed verso “Camden Arts Centre/Patrick Heron/ 5 November 1994 VIII
Size: 760 x 570 mms
Note: The artist made a series of 12 Monotypes for his show at the Camden Arts Centre in 1994 of which this is one, and a Unique a unique piece. Also included in the exhibition were a series of large canvases which were conceived with Camden Arts Centre’s galleries in mind. Startling in their freshness, these works challenge Heron’s own picture making conventions. Unsettled and charged dialogues with new images and spacial configurations open up new formal possibilities, while at the same time continuing the process of discovery and consolidation which has characterised Heron’s work over six decades.
Heron comments 'it is obvious that colour is now the only direction in which painting can travel. Painting still has a continent left to explore; in the direction of colour (and in no other direction)...it seems obvious to me that we are still only at the beginning of our discovery and enjoyment of superbly exciting facts of colour...I therefore have the feeling that colour determines the actual shapes, or areas, which balance one another in my work'
The Camden Arts Centre, 1994
Arnolfini Bristol, 1995