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Malcolm Race • Kingston Art Group

Malcolm Race

STATEMENT

My recent retirement from being Course Leader for BA Contemporary Fine Art Practice at Hull Scool of Art & Design has given me the freedom to practice my art full-time.  My paintings are a physical manifestation of forgotten and lost fragments from my subconscious,discovered and remembered and even prompted through the process of painting.  I bury my thoughts and ideas in an abstract language of marks filtered through my emotional response to a time, place or memory. The diversity of painting with it’s infinite possibilities, is for me, an exciting and fertile environment, and I continue to explore the qualities of the materials to unleash new paths to follow. 

It is important that my paintings are not literal and remain evocative, and though they sometimes embody clues often as vague as a colour, mark, or brushstroke as pointers to their real meanings; these need not be known or understood to be appreciated.