Contemplating Light, Water & Sky with Luke Elwes
Luke created a pair of paintings for a private collector. Designed to look at the attraction of light, water and sky, he captures the serpentine flow of air and sky as it comes down and meets the ground and becomes water, flowing over pebbles and rocks as they emerge from the stream.
Luke Elwes was born in 1961 in London, where he now lives and works. His early years were spent in Iran, where the light and space of the mountains and desert were a formative influence. The idea of a journey is central to his painting, both its physical and temporal unfolding and its recollection in memory. The surfaces recall maps, tracing the marks of history and the fragile signs of belief, and moving between what is revealed and concealed of these often empty and distant terrains.
.Here is Luke discussing his paintings ……. https://vimeo.com/169714263
Feb 9th, 2016