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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

Overflow III

Flooded terrace

Overflow

Overflow II

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

Overflow IV

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

Between the children

Overflow V

After the rain V

oil on canvas 120 x 195 cm

oil on canvas 73 x 92 cm

oil on canvas 80 x 100 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.

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Oliver BEVAN
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