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Resonances: Re-Wondering the Landscape

An Exhibition By James Tatum 11 May - 25 May 2019

Exhibition
Works



James Tatum , - Resonances: Re-Wondering the Landscape


Dates

11th May - 25th May 2019

Private View

11th May 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

White Space Art - Totnes
72 Fore Street
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 5RU

About the Exhibition

“To romanticize the world is to make us aware of the magic, mystery and wonder of the world; it is to educate the senses to see the ordinary as extraordinary, the familiar as strange, the mundane as sacred, the finite as infinite”.
Novalis 1772-1801, unpublished fragment

This new collection of paintings represents my work over the past 12 months and is the result of my process of searching for resonances between the landscape (and more particularly, the natural world) and myself. This process involves a conscious effort to seek the unknown as opposed to the known. In our present Information Age, we are bombarded with facts, ideas, and opinions about what others feel we should know. I am interested in connecting with the environment by seeking the unknown beyond initial impressions and in short, to re-wonder the landscape with renewed astonishment.

These connections are the natural resonances which I attempt to express in my paintings. I believe that we are pre-tuned to certain resonances and my goal is to find the corresponding resonances in nature. For me, this is the only way to create an authentic response to the environment.

These new paintings originated from my sketchbook drawings done on the spot. Then, after period of distillation, the paintings are created in my studio. I am striving to recall the memories and sensations felt at the time of the initial experience. My paintings are a translation of these sensory experiences.

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