There will be a number of new Hervé and the Wolf works in my forthcoming Oriel Tegfryn exhibition. Here is the latest one, completed today.
Blind Blue Boy
Mixed media on board. 30 x 36 cm. 2014
Telling Tales: New Narrative Works by Clive Hicks-Jenkins
Opening on Saturday May 10th
For anyone interested in what will be on view at Oriel Tegfryn, between now and May 10th I’ll regularly be adding new images to the Telling Tales exhibition Pinterest page. All the work will be for sale.
That’s beautiful Clive, the shapes and composition are so RIGHT. The white ( or off-white?) background is quite daring in a way, it gives a starkness to the narrative, wonderful. xL
I’m glad you think it ‘daring’. There’s certainly nowhere to hide any misjudgements. But what appealed to me more than anything else was the way in which an image against a stark ground really exposes the positive and negative compositional aspects of the two figures. I have a second composition on the go right now, with the same off-white board and the same dimensions. I could play like this for weeks!
oh, i *love* the fur of this creature! the blacks really stand out and give him a depth–wonderful piece!
Thank you Zoe. I’m really enjoying working with the minimal palette. I have lots of new easel-paintings coming along that have a vibrant and multi-hued palette, but these blue and black works are especially pleasing to be playing with.
All the details are beautiful but don’t distract, the shapes and space and the relationship between the two figures are so well put together the whole has such an impact, it’s great
Thank you, Phil. Everything seems to be getting more pared down in the current work, a development I’m rather enjoying.