VIEWING – Tuesday 16 November 18-20.00 Exhibition to be opened by Mr Michael Sandys Head of Commercial KIRWANS Solicitors.Exhibition of Prints by abstract artist Terry Sullivan. One of a series of four exhibitions of prints by abstract artists. Other exhibitions featuring Derek Culley, John Hoyland RA (CCA Galleries and Editions Liverpool) and
Since the 70’s, Terry has been experimenting and been preoccupied with collage techniques and mixed media, with earthly materialism, and later with the idea of ‘ boundary’ and frenetic spaces within the painting surface. Gradually, his painting changed, using more diluted paints and softer brush strokes, flowing paint, spraying/ graffiti techniques, dripping, spattering effects and mark making, as if writing using an abstract calligraphy.
Colour has become the primordial element in his work; ‘light’ and transparencies showing through the artist’ soul, as through a ‘vitralium’ glass. The multitude of colour layering that is so relevant and deep, offers the eye and spirit a depth of a true artistic identity. Slowly, he turned towards energetic vibration only. As John Dockrray puts it, “Terry’s work is well away from over mannered technique and compositional cliché.”