An original oil painting on wood panel and framed in a narrow mahogany tray frame. A unique visual, unspoken, communication between two painters painting on the same canvas. The soft, muted and blended ground colours provide a dialogue with the more direct mark making. This painting can also be displayed landscape.
As a collaboration of two artists painting on the same canvas, with very different methods of using paint, Jason Robinson and Helen McMahon are guided by reaction and response, not imposing rules or process. A finished work exists as a result of all marks made by both artists, whether they are still seen, been obliterated or have just left a trace. The practice shows their distinctly different painting styles which have a dissonant harmony, a playful discussion, muted versus loud. There are times though when there is no harmony or discussion but rather a full blown argument and attack on each other’s marks. A number of these paintings have been left to calm down over a few years and a ...