I began painting during the Pop Art movement, of the 1960s, fascinated by the relationship between line and colour developing a perceptual abstract approach. Continuing to experiment with shape, balance and relationship of line and colour tone, it became clear to me that each work has its own unique set of design principles. My investigation lead to geometric abstract paintings characterized by boldness and minimalist simplicity.
My recent work investigates the relationship between line and space in the city. How shape and line in buildings interact, old and new structures sit together, with spaces of sky, how light reflects and interacts with the viewer’s perspective and position to capture tonal changes. A vibrant urban landscape full of energy and mood. Paintings combine hard-edge abstraction stripping non essential detail with contextual figurative representation. Visual art, architecture and relationship of line fused in a single form.
from John Petch Art