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Martin Olsson
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Two Blues, 2015 (Mixed media on canvas, 76cmx51cm)
Limitations are everywhere, in life, art and nature itself. Like boundaries, limitations set the stage for the general drama of activity on a limited stage. This ceaseless drama is as observable as it is liveable and permeates everything we do and experienc...

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Black Mass, 2014 (Mixed media on canvas, 54cmx78cm)
It's rather a ridiculous notion that painting could carry any meaning that isn't simply the individual reaction of the viewer on encountering the work itself. It's just a flat surface, sometimes with texture, sometimes not, sometimes with things glued to it...

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Danzig, 2014 (Mixed media on canvas, 76cmx120cm)
On Nothing Nothing is impossible to paint, or to phrase it differently; It's impossible to paint 'Nothing'. When someone applies paint on a surface, there will be marks. Marks come from decisions. If you grab that brush, or other tool for applying paint, an...

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White Form (Mixed media on canvas, 25cmx20cm 2014)
The link between intent and the paint itself is one I find perpetually intriguing. We want to show something and in the case of painting the staging is to a high degree predetermined. There is a person, a surface and paints that should leave some sort of si...

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New collaborative blog compiled&edited by Gary Andrew Clarke and myself. First post: An interview with Kenneth Noland.

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White on Greens, (Acrylic on wood board, 34cmx46cm Sept 2013)
Some things are just not meant to be. Like in the case between me and greens, for instance. Once my favourite colour of all, now my association with it is securely cemented in the past. I happened to create this little piece in between other works and it ju...

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Yellow, Black and White Painting (Mixed media on canvas 40cmx40cm) Oct, 2014
The act of painting, to add paint to the surface according to an idea or notion becomes more interesting to me the more I see of other artist's work. Always highly critical of what I encounter "out there", I find that this critical eye follows me into my ow...

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Three, Four (Mixed media on canvas 80cmx100cm) July, 2014
The stance a work takes interests me. We're faced with a bewildering array of choice when we have the blank canvas before us and the process of settling on the stance is perhaps the one I pay the most significance. A work can show something, tell us somethi...

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Around the World Creative Blog Hop Post!
I have been nominated by a fellow artist, Francisco Alonzo ( www.raeburnsramblings.blogspot.com ) to take part in this project, called "Around the World Creative Blog Hop", no less. The rules are the same for all participants; Answer the four questions, pub...
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