New Paintings at Mooch Gallery

Spinninfields With Lowry Matchstick Figures. 50x70cm Acrylic on board. Painted 2010. SOLD

Four new paintings including the one seen here, can be viewed and are for sale at Mooch Art Gallery in The Triangle shopping centre, Manchester. Address: 17, The Triangle, Exchange Square, Manchester, M4 3TR, opening hours Tuesday – Saturday; 11am – 6pm. For more info contact Phillipa on 07701 049820 or 0161 819 2199. The featured painting is ‘Spinningfields with Lowry Matchstick Figures’ (50x70cm Acrylic on board.) I thought it would be a good, or at least interesting, idea to paint a scene of the ultra-modern, streamlined, minimalist glass and steel buildings that have recently sprung up in the Spinningfields area of Manchester and then populate the scene with specifically Lowyresque matchstick figures to produce a juxtaposition that poses questions about the image and landscape of Manchester, or something or other. I thought it worked quite well! So there’s every chance I may create other paintings in the future using the same juxtaposition. Plus Lowry figures are a lot easier to paint than my own, with less shading etc, so saves me a bit of time in the process!

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