GORDON COLDWELL

Aspects of my work might be described as ‘Art About Art’ or 'Neo Pop Art'. I make digital paintings that are multi-layered in construction and in potential meaning.

I often utilise elements taken from classic 'Old Master' paintings, re-presenting them in new contexts and relationships - a kind of envisioning of what might have happened in an alternate reality.

By fusing history, memory, nostalgia, dreams, autobiographical references and, on occasion current affairs, I work with the iconic and the cultural, merging them to create new narratives.

I quote from the art of the past so as to reinterpret a way of seeing and thinking that I associate with artists as disparate as Vermeer, Velasquez, Ingres, Manet, Duchamp and Richard Hamilton etc. My artworks are, in part, referential in their intent rather than simply appropriated or copied from masterworks. My imitation is a sincere form of flattery.

All of my artworks have the potential to be produced on a very large scale.