Christine Cox - Contemporary Fine Art Painter
Much of my work is
currently influenced by my love of new-wave music from the late
1970's and 1980's. The production values and performances of this
music have a sparseness and spikiness and sense of detachment
which was very appropriate as this was a time of uncertainty and
disorder. I find these values personally pertinent in creating
or editing images and using colour.
There was a feeling
of anarchy that settled into a desire to create a kind of order.
I remember the day-to-day
results of the political and social unrest at the time as being
stand-pipes, candles, NF graffiti and my fathers fear of nuclear
war. Although this is the past, there are reasons now why such
bleakness can be revisited.
Creativity likes nothing
more than chaos, in fact it is argued that it is born from confusion.
Of course, hope and
optimism prevail. Whether you are a uninhibted pleasure seeker
or just like to take in and find joy in distant landscapes, there
are experiences still to be enjoyed..
an image to enlarge, apologies for poor reproduction!)
Experience with me
my world as I try to represent it..
and then leave it behind
or live with it
the choice is yours.