Robert Holyhead  New Paintings

Text by Anna Lovatt
Ridinghouse 2009
£10  |  $22

27.5 × 21.5 cm  |  10 7/8 × 8 1/2 in
Softback
24 pp, 10 colour ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 24 1

Presenting ten new paintings by Robert Holyhead, this volume demonstrates the surprisingly diverse outcomes of the artist's self-restricted approach to painting.


Holyhead's work is marked by expanses of white ground left uncovered and the traces of colour at the canvas-edge where paint has been carefully removed from the surface. Some canvases are almost entirely covered with semi-translucent paint, while others are sporadically punctuated by sharply defined and intensely coloured geometric shapes.

 

Accompanying full-colour reproductions of ten paintings, Anna Lovatt discusses the temporal aspect inherent within them, as well as Holyhead's meticulous technique. 

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