‘One Step Closer’ Exhibition – 2012

‘One Step Closer’ was an Exhibition of oil paintings by Andrew Giddens. It was hung at Beside The Wave Gallery, Falmouth from the 27th April 2012 for two weeks.

 

In ‘One Step Closer’ Giddens’ fascination remains with the sea, yet there is a shift of viewpoint that heralds a new phase. Returning to The Lizard Peninsula, where he grew up, the memories and emotions he associates with the place have provoked work with fresh vigor. The paintings are more textured, full of energy and gesture, larger in scale but containing all the condensed drama that Giddens regularly delivers. He describes his connection to the area:

Using photography to capture scenic stills, the studio does however remain central to the finished work. In explaining his approach he says:

“I love the stills, the realism captured in that moment. The beauty of it is absolute; as an artist I then try to interpret that. By working in the studio it is my memory of the moment that will hopefully provide the personal response in the work. The paintings become little windows, an overflow of what I see.”

These arresting paintings, which on the surface deal with a sense of imagined realism, have at their source a rich concoction of faith and family memories. Such stimulus seems to attach an even greater wonder to the work, adding something magical to already powerful painting.

Chloe Wild
Beside The Wave 2012

 

Blue Sea, Kennack Sands Second Beach, Kennack Sands 400mm x 400mm, oil on canvas

Blue Sea, Kennack Sands

400mm x 400mm, oil on canvas


Grey Sea, Kennack 600mm x 805mm, oil on canvas

Grey Sea, Kennack

600mm x 805mm, oil on canvas


Kennack Sands II 200mm x 500mm, oil on linen

Kennack Sands II

200mm x 500mm, oil on linen


Pentreath Cliffs 300mm x 300mm, oil on canvas

Pentreath Cliffs
300mm x 300mm, oil on canvas


Second Beach, Kennack Sands  405mm x 505mm, oil on linen,

Second Beach, Kennack Sands

405mm x 505mm, oil on linen


Low Tide, Kennack Sands 500mm x 760mm, oil on canvas

Low Tide, Kennack Sands

500mm x 760mm, oil on canvas


Storm Sky II, Poldhu Cove 400mm x 400mm, oil on canvas,

Storm Sky II, Poldhu Cove

400mm x 400mm, oil on canvas


Stormy Sea, Kynance 400mm x 400mm, oil on canvas,

Stormy Sea, Kynance

400mm x 400mm, oil on canvas


The Beach, Kennack Sands 300mm x 800mm, oil on canvas

The Beach, Kennack Sands

300mm x 800mm, oil on canvas


The Cliff, Kennack Sands 400mm x 400mm

The Cliff, Kennack Sands

400mm x 400mm


The River, Kennack Sands 500mm x 1000mm, oil on canvas

The River, Kennack Sands

500mm x 1000mm, oil on canvas


Storm Sky III, Poldhu Cove 400mm x 400mm, oil on canvas,

Storm Sky III, Poldhu Cove

400mm x 400mm, oil on canvas


The Rock, Kennack Sands 600mm x 910mm, oil on canvas

The Rock, Kennack Sands

600mm x 910mm, oil on canvas


Towards Black Head from Kennack Sands 500mm x 700mm, oil on linen

Towards Black Head from Kennack Sands

500mm x 700mm, oil on linen


Towards Lizard Point from Kennack Sands 710mm x 910mm, oil on linen

Towards Lizard Point from Kennack Sands

710mm x 910mm, oil on linen


Winter Light, Poldhu Cove 400mm x 600mm, oil on linen

Winter Light, Poldhu Cove

400mm x 600mm, oil on linen


Winter Sky, Poldhu Cove 400mm x 560mm, oil on canvas

Winter Sky, Poldhu Cove

400mm x 560mm, oil on canvas


Winter Storm, Kynance I 760mm x 1220mm, oil on canvas,

Winter Storm, Kynance I

760mm x 1220mm, oil on canvas


Winter Storm, Kynance II 760mm x 1220mm, oil on canvas

Winter Storm, Kynance II

760mm x 1220mm, oil on canvas


Wintery Showers, Kennack Sands 295mm x 600mm, oil on canvas

Wintery Showers, Kennack Sands

295mm x 600mm, oil on canvas

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