10th March – 2nd April 2022
After postponing in October 2020, and presenting a small showcase of the series online under the title “Rehearsal” in March 2021, the lavit gallery was finally, in 2022, able to present “Music” an exhibition of new work by Tim Goulding.
“The idea of staves forms the basic structure for this series of paintings. Then the backing singers make their entrance against the orchestration which is indicated in the form of the lighter coloured compartments. The soloists arrive singing their lead notes, these are the solid colours. In the case of ‘Counterpoint 3’, acrylic on canvas 91 x 122 cms, there are five soloists: two greens, a ruby red, a grey and a cream. The rhythm is indicated by the spaces or rests. The eye travels around the ‘notes’ suggesting movement.
The palette was inspired by the hillside colours in Spring and also by burnt toast. These are of course very theoretical musings as the principal impetus is to make a satisfactory painting and explore new pastures, one leading to another.
I feel that this series takes a bow to the abstract painters of the early 20th century. Hello Klee, Miro, Mondrian and the Futurists.
I will quote Juan Miro “I try to apply colours like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music “I follow the progress of the work with much the same unknowing as the viewer might.”
Tim Goulding was born in Dublin in 1945 and has lived and worked near Allihies on the Beara peninsula, West Cork since 1969. He is a member of AOSDANA (Aosdana was established in 1981 to honour those artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland.) Since 1964 he has exhibited extensively, including solo and group shows in Ireland, England, Portugal and the USA.
For many years Tim has worked in series, often spending three or four years on one subject. These collections can be radically different in both style and content but always stay true to a response to what appears in his life both visually and emotionally. The modus operandi remains ‘see and play’.
Online Catalogue available here
Read interviews with Tim Goulding