Jane PECK & FRAICHE PR and Communications
vous invite à
l'EXPOSITION "Les Couleurs du Gange"
de KEVIN PEARSH
Du 15 Avril au 30 Mai 2010
Vernissage le Jeudi 15 Avril de 18h à 21h
ESPACE CONTEMPORAIN DE BEAUNE
10, place de la Halle
de 10h30 à 12h30
& 14h30 à 18h30
Fermé mardi & mercredi
KEVIN PEARSH, born in the great open spaces of Australia, Kevin Pearsh has always explored new horizons of colour and light. A seasoned traveller, he sets up his easel like a photographer looking through a viewfinder.
With a keen sense of observation and working in close-up, he focuses on his subject but always give us a feeling for what surrounds it. In this exhibition he has journeyed along the Ganges, from the high Himalayas to the Gulf of Bengal: a sacred river full of contrast, whose waters are by turns hostile and benevolent.
The artist turns his gaze towards the natural environment, to the landscape, and human presences, though he does not show their faces, preferring to paint human figures from the back, showing the nape of the neck, a mane of hair, or their rippling reflection in the water.
Kevin Pearsh’s chromatic range is exceptionally fine, taking inspiration from the subtle hues of saris (pink, orange and red), bags of spices (saffron, cinnamon and coriander). His paintings shimmer with all-embracing light. With great lightness of touch, these vibrant canvases reflect not only outward appearances but also something closer to the soul. Though they seek to evoke aesthetic beauty, they are never mannered or ostentatious.
These scenes of ordinary life are springboards for the imagination: as we look at them, we recreate space n our minds, and our feelings free themselves from the world around us. The milling crowd is far away: tiny moving characters or solitary figures lost in contemplation.
All is calm, bathed in the soft aura reflected in the sky-blue or ice-turquoise waters of the river. Reflections resurface, struggling against the down-current of our own meditation.
For 30 years Kevin Pearsh’s elegant paintings have delighted art lovers all over the world. His work can be found in private collections and major galleries such as the Tate Gallery in London, the Museum of Santa Barbara, and the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge.
JANE PECK - Fraîche Europe
15 rue au Maire
Tél: +33 (0) 6 07 12 24 76
Peinture de Kevin Pearsh