|Basil Beattie, House of Tunnels, 2002|
Basil Beattie: Onward and Upward, Twent-Five Years of Work (1986-2011) is at James Hyman Fine Art until 21 January, 2012.
The gallery describes his work as follows: Building from his early engagement with Abstract Expressionism, in recent decades Beattie has increasingly adopted a system of pictographic signs; doorways, stairways, archways, ziggurats, corners and long tunnels. Despite their allusions to architectural spaces, Beattie sees these forms more as references to psychological states. Any illusion of space is also challenged by the raw physicality of the paint.
See also: Basil Beattie: Paintings.
|Basil Beattie, Legend, 1986|
|Basil Beattie, Staring, 2002|
|Basil Beattie, The Moment Before, 2010|
|Basil Beattie, Time After Time|
|Basil Beattie, Untitled 2, 2000|