Robert Powell 

Powell’s paintings of Asia have as their subject matter existing buildings and objects,...  Mai multe
Powell’s paintings of Asia have as their subject matter existing buildings and objects, reconstructions of historical structures, and imagined places and artifacts, all inspired by the richness of pre- and post-modern Asian worlds. The origin of architecture was not only as shelter but was more importantly the ritual demarcation of sacred space; this transcendence of the profane is the underlying theme of Powell’s work. It can be obvious in the depiction of temples and religious structures or it can be just an atmosphere, a feeling, a sense of meaning beyond the detailed tangible “reality” floating on the paper. It is the very concreteness of the images that enables this feeling of “depth” to occur. This concreteness comes from a long and sympathetic familiarity with the sources of his imagery: the interlinked cultures of Asia and their material expression.
Showing 1 - 12 of 12 items