David Edmond: Street Painting 22
Street Painting 22 is from a series of figurative paintings based on photographs that I take as I travel around the city of London where I live and work. Working from one or several of these initial photographs I work to capture the overlooked elements of our contemporary streets. I search for quiet and oblique subjects to make figurative paintings with strong abstract qualities.
I want the paintings to have some of the quiet drama of Edward Hopper’s work. And while I don’t intend them to be a record of place, like George Shaw’s Tile Hill paintings, I do want them to have some of the contemporary authenticity that his work possesses. I also want them to have something of the glanced oblique look that Alex Katz captures in his landscape works.
I regard the initial photograph as the drawing or map for the painting and while I try and stay true to the intention mapped out I allow the process and play of painting to change compositional and colour elements of the resulting work. I do this to push the balance in the work away from a visual documentation and towards its abstract qualities.
Title: Street Painting 22 Oil on panel
Size: 28cm h x 20cm w, unframed
Price: £1,100 (contact form, please include the title of the work)