“Layers of Memory”

 

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Acrylic, ink and charcoal on 300 gsm. paper, 50cm. x  70cm.

I have come to regard memory – like my process of abstract painting – as never fixed, always in flux and infused by the multitude of present moments of recollection.

Memories – or the affective experiences that stimulate the memories – remain as invisible guides in my work, or perhaps are embodied within it.  Laying down images then intuitively erasing or overpainting to form new images suggests a link between creativity and memory itself.  Such a process of revising previous events, renders memory as active and always partially elusive.

 

 

Author: David Carroll - Visual Artist

David is a contemporary artist using many types of media to create abstract artwork. Born in 1947 in North Wales, he migrated to Australia in 1970 with his wife and children. After many years working in the electrical trades, David went on to further his education, graduating from Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. with a Bachelors Degree of Visual Art (Honours). David and his wife, now great-grandparents, live in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. where David works in his studio most days. His abstract artwork is inspired by memory; not so much to depict specific events but rather, to reflect emotional situations that are infused by present moments of recollection. In recent times, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, his work has taken a new and positive direction. His 'Elemental Representions" use colour, form and symbolic motifs, to create a personal visual story line.

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