antocks holistic compositions unobtrusively divulge his inner mental
process and workings. Allowing the viewer to take pleasure in their visual
simplicity while remaining aware of their inward complexity.
is suppression of irrelevant or individual detailing engage with the
painting process itself, paying particular attention to the sensuous
qualities of the paint and its application. Rich, dense, 'fields' of colour
blushing seamlessly into a deadening darkness, edged by contrasting vibrant
tinges of underlying history.
antocks paintings are more like a record of the process by which they came
to exist. An intriguing collection of problems and solutions triggers his
emotional and intellectual responses. His use of gesture and mark giving the
impression that the medium itself reveals some of the answers while
constantly illuminating some of the questions. Each painting a link in a
coherent chain, depicting a fleeting moment of clarity in his artistic
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