Online Exhibition 20 October 18 November 2022
Lee marshall - deep mind day dreams
Square Art Projects is pleased to present Deep Mind Day Dreams, an online exhibition of recent works by English artist Lee Marshall. This is the first solo exhibition of Marshall with Square Art Projects.
There is a strong element of process in the virtuosi work of Lee Marshall. What start as sketches become collage studies, and in turn these become paintings, each individual element given an enormous amount of deliberation. As much time is spent reflecting on the work as actually painting the work: Marshall considers carefully what exactly he wants to paint, and what the piece’s final destination will be before embarking on its creation. He is not painting a depiction of something that exists physically, but building something, drawing on a range of shapes and elements to create an ensemble of motifs. For him, the picture plane is a playful space to populate, albeit one that is carefully thought through before being created. The idea of taking elements and combining them in a virtual or dream space has always fascinated him, transcending the time-honoured idea of the canvas as a “window to another space”, to the space between the painting plane and the digital screen.
Deep Mind Day Dreams opens online on 20th October, and will run until 18th November.
The exhibition can be seen here on our Artland page.
A limited edition print is available here.
Q&A with the artist is available here.
Image credit: Lee Marshall, Scramble, 2016, acrylic and pastel on canvas, 50cm x 60cm. Courtesy of the artist.