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After the rain

After the rain II

After the rain III

Flooded terrace

oil on canvas 92 x 73 cm cm

oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm

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Flooded terrace

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oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm

oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm

oil on canvas 73 x 92 cm

oil on canvas 70 x 70 cm

Towards place Dampmartin

Pump and shadows

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After the rain IV

oil on canvas 116 x 89 cm

oil on canvas 89 x 116 cm

oil on canvas 70 x 70 cm

oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm

My abstract geometric paintings from the first years of my career gave way to semi figurative works in the late '70s, suggested by places and things seen. Since that period I have sought to make works capable of functioning without reference to what is portrayed, while not denying figurative content My esteem for certain artists is unwavering: Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Pierre Soulages, Howard Hodgkin... I have a particular affection for the art of the English painter Prunella Clough, who was inspired by the beauty of simple things overlooked or rejected: a coil of rusty wire, a crumpled paper cup, a muddy puddle...

This new series is dedicated to her memory.

In tipping the balance slightly more towards abstraction I feel I am taking a step in the right rdirection.

Between the children

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oil on canvas 120 x 195 cm

oil on canvas 73 x 92 cm

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Oliver BEVAN
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