Here in this striking, large immersive piece, ‘SALMON NETS’, the Scottish artist Nael Hanna shows how in a single field of luminous, vibrating and emotive colour, a painting can transcend the subject it depicts, no longer solely a portrayal of ‘the sea’, the work becomes a dramatic, highly charged and evocative, expressionistic near-abstract painting.
In the same way, Monet gave to us his Water lilies. Now Monet applied the nuance of tone he acquired during his London campaign to the Water Garden, and he took the daring step of eliminating all surrounding terrain, making water his exclusive subject. These late works were for many years less appreciated than Monet’s classic Impressionist works, being considered unstructured, even unfinished, but with the emergence of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s, Monet became an extraordinarily relevant predecessor.
The Gallery will be holding its WINTER SHOW 2017 to welcome in the festive season with a solo show for the celebrated coastal scene artist DARREN STEVENSON.
Opening Night: Friday 24th November 2017 commencing 6.00pm. Guests will enjoy wine and canapes.
To receive your VIP invite, please register online at www.fletchergateartgallery.com