RICHARD NOTT HISTOLYSIS at MILLENNIUM
We request the pleasure of your company for the VIP preview of ‘Histolysis’ by Richard Nott
VIP preview – 7.00 – 7.30
General preview – 7.30 – 9.00
We look forward to seeing you if you are able to attend this exhibition which continues until 21st October.
Viewing the work is witnessing a protracted collision of processes. An evolution of matter. Exposed, concealed, exposed, concealed – continuously. The consequence of years spent. My history merging with the history of the elements used.
I have no interest in illusionistic ‘texture’ – the work must be its own entity – have its own story. Be its own statement. It is an organic object – a living thing.
Histolysis – tissue breaks down, material metamorphosis’s, through chaos and control. Destruction, erosion, decomposition – detritus leads to new creation. The work carves its own path, moved by forces beyond my hand and control, like rock moved by an unhurried glacier.
I would like to think that my paintings at their best, allow me to contemplate a cycle of existence. Not a beginning with an end but a journey where genesis leads to dissolution, and on once again to genesis. An ongoing sequence beyond mortal confines. Something eternal. Alchemy.
Richard Nott, 2014
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