The Edge of the Strong Country
Acrylic on canvas
Image size: 150 x 150cm
Framed size: 168.5 x 168.5cm
Paul Blomkamp's paintings seem to transmit rather than reflect light. They have a transparency, clarity and sharpness akin to glass, and often appear to be made of coloured light rather than of paint. His work deals with the anatomy of energy. He is preoccupied with energy, what it is, looks like.
Blomkamp's paintings are celebrations of energised lines - shapes and spaces that throb and glow with pure strong colour, existing solely for ways to illuminate the dark and unknown. His reason for painting is to make the connection with that subconscious passion and energy that sustains us, and that moves us as surely as the wind through a field of wheat.
His relationship with colour and energised line is an attempt to confront the subconscious, to access, expose and bring into the light that mystery, that primal force, that intelligence that may give us clues - that existence on our little planet, spinning in this perplexing Cosmos, is worthwhile and meaningful after all".