David K Ridley

Artist Statement

Drawing upon elements of abstraction my paintings seek to capture the atmospheric and transient qualities of the landscape- contemporizing the traditional landscape. Through an alternation of line, colour and texture each painting takes on its own unique setting. Intuitive yet considered I want my paintings to portray a raw energy and sense of mystery where each individual viewer can form their own perspective on the work. Rather than replicating an image I seek to evoke the aura of a place, to capture an atmospheric scene or moment in time-  immersing the viewer in a sense of space and timelessness.


 



“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” Francis Bacon
















 





 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



Artwork

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Exhibitions

Ame Souer, Leamington Spa 2012

'&' Sheffield Hallam Degree Show 2011

Persistence of Vision, Sheffield, 2011

Carnival, Sheffield, 2010