Drawing from the land

Middleton, Paul (2006) Drawing from the land. In: Sint Lucas, Levens School Gallery, December 2006, Netherlands.

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Abstract

Two further exhibitions of new work were held at Levenschool Gallery 23-28 January 2006 and 13-18 December 2006.The work is concerned with two inter-related aspects; the cultural similarities between Dutch and UK visual language, a tradition that can be traced through historical Anglo/Dutch discourse that defined north European landscape painting to contemporary media communication; the notion of identity and how this forms and shapes visual language. The latter attempts to capture personal experiences of returning to a landscape steeped in memories, and misaligned recollections of scale, colour, atmosphere etc.with the inter-relationship of personal identity, and how this influences a shift from the factual to the perceptual. The work focuses on the perceived, proposing a distinction between that and the imagined - the visual and textual discourse explores the ‘perceived’ suggesting that it is predominated by physical experience where the imagined may be defined by intellectual associations, established through less linear forms of thinking. The discourse established at an individual level is used as a framework to explore collective identity and memory. Through the series of exhibitions, seminars and workshops, the Anglo/Dutch visual language identity is explored with specific consideration to the way communities edit to reflect collective self-perception through the language of drawing and painting. The outputs of the exhibition series use a variety of source material; photography, sketches, drawing from location together with the perceived image.. This has led to two international conferences; Typevents 2007 and the Hawaii International Conference 2008, and five works were selected for the RBSA Prize Exhibitions of 2006&7. The exhibition was disseminated through exhibitions, lectures and associated publication. Outputs reviewed by Dr Frans Barten, Netherlands.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information:Two further exhibitions of new work were held at Levenschool Gallery 23-28 January 2006 and 13-18 December 2006.The work is concerned with two inter-related aspects; the cultural similarities between Dutch and UK visual language, a tradition that can be traced through historical Anglo/Dutch discourse that defined north European landscape painting to contemporary media communication; the notion of identity and how this forms and shapes visual language. The latter attempts to capture personal experiences of returning to a landscape steeped in memories, and misaligned recollections of scale, colour, atmosphere etc.with the inter-relationship of personal identity, and how this influences a shift from the factual to the perceptual. The work focuses on the perceived, proposing a distinction between that and the imagined - the visual and textual discourse explores the ‘perceived’ suggesting that it is predominated by physical experience where the imagined may be defined by intellectual associations, established through less linear forms of thinking. The discourse established at an individual level is used as a framework to explore collective identity and memory. Through the series of exhibitions, seminars and workshops, the Anglo/Dutch visual language identity is explored with specific consideration to the way communities edit to reflect collective self-perception through the language of drawing and painting. The outputs of the exhibition series use a variety of source material; photography, sketches, drawing from location together with the perceived image.. This has led to two international conferences; Typevents 2007 and the Hawaii International Conference 2008, and five works were selected for the RBSA Prize Exhibitions of 2006&7. The exhibition was disseminated through exhibitions, lectures and associated publication. Outputs reviewed by Dr Frans Barten, Netherlands.
Keywords:Visual language, Holland, Dutch, Drawing, Drawings, Exhibitions
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:1059
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:30 Aug 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:15

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