I am always expanding my technique to bring me closer to painting. Through many layers and intuitive mark making, I hope all the under-painting transcends its awkward journey to a decisive version of all that went before.
Bursting through active layers, gestural mark-making, illusions of sculptural forms, David Palliser’s second solo exhibition at Anna Pappas Gallery continues his exploration of contemporary abstract painting. Working on the traditional principles of painting, he creates vividly rich works with ecstatic inventions and exasperated analysis.
At the heart of Palliser’s practice is the ongoing journey of abstract expression; the creation of exhilarating visual experiences. Through the dynamic combination of different brushwork, from flat, bold fields and simple patterns of pure colour, to washes, splatters and fine lines, Palliser creates spaces that twist and turn, bend in upon themselves, and bring disparate elements into harmony.
Hovering between the figurative and abstract, his paintings challenge the viewer’s perception; falling in and out of the canvas between the push and pull of its spatial parameters. Palliser works intuitively to create rich, colourful paintings which flow with conscious expression.