Moving fast through late capitalism, imagery is intoxicating and everywhere. Understood within a split second, points need to be made, products sold, all before the next demand on our overloaded eyes.
Painting moves at a different pace.
Slow Burning comes from a conversation between four contemporary painters, Gary Peters, Fu-on Chung, Yvette Velvin and Hamish Coleman. It offers a contemplative insight into what painting can be within a contemporary setting overrun by imagery. Made with careful consideration, each work exposes its objective of subtle truths, chaotic colour, texture and form. Amongst the clamour of our lives this show quietly asks for your attention, asks you to pause, to take a look. The viewing of these works is what painting is about. Looking is easy but seeing, really seeing, requires time.