abstract

Tagsmart weekly Discovery: Charles Clapshaw, a Tropical Paradise

Charles Clapshaw is a post-abstract expressionist painter from Australia inspired by the great masters of art such as: Sol LeWitt, Frank Stella, Milan Mrkusich, Donald Judd, Michael Johnson, Kandinsky, Malevich, Klee and Hilma af Klint.

image


Form and colour dominate Charles’s art with the painting developing the shape of the subject along with the texture of the paint.  
The subjects of his art, consist of personal stories interwoven among theories of space, dimension, and weight. The simplicity of the lines and the vibrancy of the colourful layers makes its form the sole subject matter.

Charles uses the space of his canvas to create visual tricks based on viewing angles and lighting by giving the observer the ability to move around the painting, look underneath and up above the work and yet adds another aspect to how his painting can be interpreted and viewed.

image
image


The lines and layers in his work create a unique space on the canvas and reflect the painter’s unique style. Breaking the logic and rules of the paintings is part of Charle’s ongoing contradiction.


image
image

Charles Clapshaw is currently in Bondi Australia painting a wall drawing. He has works for sale in Bali, Bangkok, and Edinburgh.
For more information visit his website: http://charlesclapshaw.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlesclapshaw/
To buy visit: Saatchi Art

Tagsmart Weekly Discovery: Claudia Legge, The Transcendent Power of Colours

Claudia Legge is an award-winning photographer based in London. She works and exhibits worldwide. She is renowned for her underwater photography but she also works as a fashion photographer and traveling photographer and shoot album covers and music videos for the likes of Laura Marling, a British Folk singer- songwriter and musician.

image


Claudia’s current exhibition, Spectrum at the Talisman London will be on until the 24th of November. The exhibition shows her recent work which can be divided in works “created” underwater with a strong focus on colour and light and works “observed”, characterized by strong colour and simple and almost abstract design.


image


Claudia’s Art is extremely suggestive dominated by brightly-coloured pictures.Colours are fundamental to the artist, she said that studies have demonstrated that our mental health, behaviour, and general efficiency in life depends to a great extent on normal colour balance. It is proved that when something goes wrong  or is out of balance, we can strengthen our energy centers through the conscious use of colour.


image
image
image


She adds that: “Our bodies absorb colour energy through the vibration colour gives off. All organs, body systems, and functions are connected to these energy centers effect by colour. Hopefully, these colours will have a positive neurological effect on my audience. Spectrum intends to inspire and uplift.”

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

SPECTRUM until the 24th of November at Talisman Gallery, London

All images are available for sale and are limited edition prints. Please email claudia@claudialegge.com for more information or visit her website at: https://www.claudialegge.com