Gwyne Howell James | Artist

Oil Painting #1

Landscape Painting
  • Dimensions99.0cm x 99.0cm x 0.9cm
  • Year2020
  • MaterialsOil on canvas

‘Ego’ was the first of the ‘Inner Landscape’ paintings and set the tone for whole project.

A feature of my paintings, the application of sand to the primer mix, which allows me to physically shape the surface, has become a trademark of my paintings. Whilst the shapes or symbols I create in my paintings give them a sculptured, a three-dimensional aspect yet they are painted on an almost perfectly flat surface. This optical illusion is one aspect of my paintings which, I feel, make them openly accessible.

The symbols have all been drawn up mathematically, using the technical drawing skill I acquired in my youth, of course this is nothing new in fine art since the use of mathematical formulae in painting can be dated back to the Renaissance.