Geoff Uglow: MMXIV, Connaught Brown, 2 Albemarle Street, London W1, until 16th May 2015
This impressive new series of paintings will redefine your idea of the landscape in contemporary British Art for Uglow has depicted it by using a single colour for each day of one year. The colours reflect a hue he has picked up from his local landscape whether the colour of a tree’s bark or a flower petal or the effect of light on the land.
The grid-like pattern of the twelve panels evokes the work of Piet Mondrian and reflects the artist’s belief that there is a fundamental order in nature. He says “In nature everything seems so well designed and works so perfectly”.
However, as can be found in nature, there is slight blurring of defined lines as each “day” is thickly painted even over the edge. This is a depiction of nature that will draw you into a contemplative world of natural colour and beauty which is surely what landscapes are all about.