1968 : Roland Browse and Delbanco Exhibition


The paintings in this exhibition represent work done during the last year and a half and consist of interiors and landscapes. They are an attempt to extract the essence a visual idea or experience and translate it into the language of painting.

Forms are assimilated and recreated, then formalized and structured, so that the final work, although evocative of the original theme, stands as a pictorial statement valid in itself, valid without reference back to nature.

In other works, an experience of one kind is transformed into a new one.

So these paintings are the result of an interaction of external and internal stimuli and the outcome of a conflict between plastic and expressive content.

Most of the landscapes combine a number of experiences – for not all visual experiences take place from a static view point.

The ‘Blue Road’ series condenses the memory of the act of having moved through a landscape, especially the painting ‘Blue Road Northwards II’ which connects facets of shifting images, as though the mind were shuffling fragments of memory.

The interiors relate more to ideas of figures, or parts of then, in an enclosed, open or ambiguous space and, like the landscapes, result in a transformed experience

 
White Interior Opened  1968, 92 x 168 cm

White Interior Opened 1968, 92 x 168 cm

Yellow Dazzle Figure Interior  1967, 168 x 214 cm

Yellow Dazzle Figure Interior 1967, 168 x 214 cm

Blue Road Northwards III  1967, 132 x 153 cm

Blue Road Northwards III 1967, 132 x 153 cm

Blue Road Northwards II  1967, 153 x 161 cm

Blue Road Northwards II 1967, 153 x 161 cm