COG 2526City of Glass 26 - (avenues)   100x70cms                                                                   City of Glass 25 - (streets)     100x70cms


A simple premise - a deconstruction of Manhattan, one painting showing all the horizontals/streets, another the verticals/avenues. Information fragmented/subverted, allowing the lines to be themselves. I spent a lot of time considering the shape within the shape, the composition, which fixed the scale of the lines and spaces between. i inevitably see the female figure (Virginia Stillman?) in the shape of Manhattan - explicit in this shared composition.


An exciting shift: for the first time the sides of the canvas, where I have marked out and numbered the grid, are integral to the painting, extending the idea of 'sculptural' paintings that have emerged this year in the 'City of Glass' * series.


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* from 'The New York Trilogy' by Paul Auster