It’s been seven long years since Geoff McFetridge had a show here in London but the wait is almost over as the LA-based super-talent is gearing up to unveil new work a week today.
Geoff’s work ranges from installation to graphic design but it is 10 new acrylic paintings which are going on show at Soho’s Ivory & Black gallery. In his trademark reductive way, Geoff has taken snapshots of the everyday – brief moments and apparently insignificant gestures – and imbued them with poetry and substance.
“The images are varied, while my treatment of them is very consistent,” he says. “The imagery is refined to a point of anonymous functionality. The paintings are meant to feel as if they were pulled directly from the lexicon.
“I paint some things because they are things that I have seen, but more importantly, I believe they are things that the viewer has seen. I am painting from life, but not life purely found in the landscape, but the also psychological, mediated, and transcendental world that infects our consciousness.”
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