Francois Gunning

Artist's Portfolio

Sea Worn

These paintings on driftwood are constructed around the characteristics of their supports that demands that the picture be found before it is made. The conception of the image, depends on how visible it is, rather than as a response to the painters aims.

The painting process serves as a mediator between the image possible and the image seen; but the final results, the experience of the viewer, remains unpredictable as it depends for a large part on the person doing the viewing, as they find themselves at that precise moment.

The aim sought is to blur the frontier between what is painted and what is already present in the support to leave the arbitration to vary according to the viewer

It is aiming towards the mystery of these readings that those pictures are made.

Childhood Seascape Tempera on mahogany planking. aprox 80cm long

© 2013 Francois Gunning
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