Contour #137

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Contour #137 is an abstract landscape painting : The base of the composition is a topographic field, defined with contour lines and divided into segments by code and pattern. Each layer of colour, depth and form contributes to the final complexity of the canvas.

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The piece is currently on show at “Tower 42” in London. The location is wonderfully appropriate for a painting about urban machinery.

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Work-in-progress photos from the studio. This piece began as a big block of birch plywood.

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90% of the hard work gets painted over before the piece even gets hung upright.