Deborah Lanyon - Earls Court Life

Deborah Lanyon at Gallery 286 – Earls Court Life

Posted by Caroline Lofts

Gallery 286 on the Earls Court Road is showing again this month.

Deborah Lanyon has exhibited with Quantum Contemporary Art since 1999. She studied art at St Martins College and then Byam Shaw and then the Putney School of Art. She graduated in 1990. She has had 9 solo shows in London and participated in group shows with Arts Guardian, Bonhams, Ghent Art Fair, Islington Art Fair, Florida Art Fair, Lincolns Inn and Art London. Her work is in the Park Lane Hotel, Anton Mossiman, Serco plc and The Square Restaurant in Bruton St London W1. She travels extensively and has a home in the Pyrennees, inspiration from which is evident in much of her work.

In her words:

“I entitled this recent body of work “A View of the Landscape” because when we look at the landscape we all respond visually, emotionally or physically and at times a combination of all three. It is these responses that I am interested in exploring.

My visual interpretation is not about illustration or picturing what I see. Instead it is my intention to keep the eye guessing and to provide a language of mark-making that helps best describe what I am looking at. As a result this way of working can often become more abstract.

My emotional response to the landscape can be guided by weather conditions, colour, light or perhaps the time of day. My response to the landscape is quite often instinctive – if I feel that the land is soaring and the rhythms deep I might paint in a faster, seemingly more agitated state.

The application of the paint, whether it is thickly applied, washed, veiled or dripped, is an intentional act to augment a more visceral response. My physical response can be determined by a space I am looking at or one I am physically in. I try to organise this space by using shapes and colour on the canvas. I hope that the spectator can therefore sense the physical and emotional experience which I had face-to-face with the landscape and share its journey into painting.”

Deborah Lanyon

13th – 30th November 2014

Private Views:
Thursday November 13th  6.30 – 8.30pm
Sunday November 16th  12.00 – 3.00pm

Plus Open Days on
Wednesday November 19th  12.00 – 6.00pm
Wednesday November 26th  12.00 – 6.00pm

With viewing by appointment
at other times.

 286 Earls Court Road W.8, London SW5 9AS
020 7370 2239



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