30 August – 22 September 2006
The yellow composite interiors in the White Weld paintings reflect on specific childhood experiences within a formidable architectural space and seek to highlight an important element that has become vital to my work; my psychological response to colour.
White Weld and Home Alone with Mr Nobody highlights my understanding and perception of colour, re-imagining the visceral and emotional atmosphere of my experiences as a child. Being bathed in the warm embryonic wash of the yellow school walls, watching my mother in our flat paint the walls and ceilings a deep Viridian green, and in contrast, travelling on the London underground, I reveled in the sense of confinement within the sealed space of the train, the attenuated sense of space between the glass of the carriage and the tunnel brickwork, at times interspersed with the drama of complete darkness.
A reversal of the image informs an alternate experience, accentuating the memory of a point in time.
White Weld, Home Alone with Mr Nobody I, Locker room, (reverse image), 2006, oil on linen, diptych 75 x 110 cm
White Weld, Home Alone with Mr Nobody II, Stairs (reverse image), 2006, oil on linen, diptych 75 x 110 cm
White Weld, Home Alone with Mr Nobody III, Stairwell, (reverse image), 2006, oil on linen, diptych 75 x 110 cm