Local artist, Walter Wall is back at Colonnade House with this latest collection of work;
Fragment 55. ‘There it was. It had shimmered in reflected light. At dawn it became clear that it was mostly surrounded by blue. So it wasn’t all a pigment of my imagination! Reassured, I quickly fell asleep.’
‘Sometimes I think of my life as a continuum and I’m exposed to a constant sequence of experiences. The experiences are made of a myriad of fragments interconnected in time and space. They come in all forms small or large, sequential or tangential or disconnected and surreal.
They comprise predominantly different types of communication and the product of human energy such as artefacts. These fragmented experiences enrich and inform my experience of the world.
Our interdependence was highlighted during the recent Covid lockdowns. My experiences of lockdown made me aware of the fragmented nature of our relationships. That we may have a total grasp of our own lives but we only have fragments of knowledge of other people or situations and at any one time our understanding is made up of numerous, simultaneous and varied fragments.
The works shown here were made relatively recently. They’re the result of my personal exploration of the idea of simultaneous fragmented experiences and deliberately play with more enigmatic ideas to tease the idea of understanding. They combine fragments of abstract imagery and narrative text. They can also be considered as fragments of my artistic practice which in itself is just a part of my lived experience.’
The exhibition will be viewable through the windows of Colonnade House until 4 January 2023.
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