April 10 - 27 SE 2008 SE1 GALLERY John Hacker Thurs - Suns 11am - 6pm
Light to dark
10 - 27 April 2008
Thursdays - Sundays 11am - 6pm
Private View Thursday 10 April 6 - 8pm
Exhibition of watercolours drawings and mixed media
John Hacker is interested in the balance and imbalance of light patterns and different energies which change throughout the day and the seasons, and how this affects colour, from the winter months when the light is at its lowest to midsummer when the intensity reaches its peak.
"I'm drawn to how the Chinese relate to the visual world," he says, "and the I Ching and Book of Changes. What attracts me is the moving push and pull of light as it comes through dark, and dark through light. This movement often appears as a narrative in my paintings and drawings."
John prefers the lightness of touch and transparency of watercolour as a medium, especially when interpreting the dynamics of light, whether it is moving slowly round the contours of a rock or glancing off a leaf of a tree. He has visited Sardinia for several years in the winter and spring, working in the hills and rocky terrain above the sea, then retuning to England in the summer to paint in the wooded landscape of his home in Sussex.
John studied at Kingston Art College and the Royal College of Art.
Kristine Beuret, SE1 Gallery, 1 Crucifix Lane, London SE1 3JW 0207 357 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Hacker 01580 819413
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