Price has a strong interest in the perceived histories of locations and how painting can question the understanding of architectural and pictorial space. He is particularly concerned with challenging the conventions of photographically derived painting both in terms of paint application and composition, and in blurring the line between the figurative and the abstract. From a distance the paintings appear photographic in their realism, but when approached dissolve into a combination of gestural, loose brushwork and hard edge, flat colour planes.
Price’s use of disparate techniques and deliberately disharmonious compositions push the works to the point where they teeter on the edge of dissolution. His intention is to produce a subtly disorientating effect in the viewer – there is an awkwardness or sense of unease about the images, but it is not immediately obvious why.
The SHED is part of the Whistle Art Stop in Haltwhistle and is an exhibition and project space dedicated to showcasing the work of new and emerging artists from across the North East of England.
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