Philip Maltman Solo exhibition: Release is on from 3rd - 30 Nov 2020 (virtual exhibition). Release, the title of the exhibition, not only reflects his figurative images are manipulated to RELEASE more abstract elements but also it is an antidote to lockdown, the necessity of which I see but the times from which we would all like to be released.
Philip extends his experience and enjoyment of the world by making artworks. This invariably results in chaos and sometimes in an acceptable order, which can be called painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, or photography; generically speaking, an artwork. Artworks for me are about mark-making, drawn, painted, scratched, gouged, flooded, scrubbed, stuck, dried or dusted. The mark is paramount whether accidental or deliberate and is recognised as primarily an attempt to convey the accident of passion before the secondary concerns of deliberate representation or composition.