27 November – 15 December 2019
Bob Aldous returns to One Paved Court with a solo show of new work. Bob’s paintings – usually executed on silk – use a delicate layering of watercolour, acrylic and ink, to become visual meditations that relate to the interplay between movement and repose.
These works are not drawn from direct observation but are worked in the studio, often from smaller studies that are abstracted and then developed into larger works. By working in this way the abstract paintings relate to the artist’s emotion and memory; a memory that is shared through a visual poetic dialogue with the viewer.
Bob Aldous has had a lifelong fascination with the movement of water, and how light reflects and filters through water’s surface. The movement of water has been arrested and transfixed into a single moment, but as we are drawn into the painting the energy of movement becomes alive. These paintings are both dynamic and peaceful.
Bob Aldous lives in Ham, Richmond, and has his studio in Kew. Stillness is his third exhibition at One Paved Court. Bob studied at Ravensbourne, Goldsmiths College, and the University of East Anglia, and was Shortlisted for the Ashurst Art Prize, and the Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition. His work is held in the Ashurst Corporate Collection, and the Langham Hotel Sterling Suite.