I aim for an aesthetic experience that lingers with the paint on the surface of the canvas, free from the distraction of illusion or allusion. In a Munson painting the three dimensional space is with the actual texture of the paint not an illusion created by it. In my view paintings tend to be most rewarding when you get up close and look at the paint strokes. Naturally people will experience a range of emotions and make any number of associations with my paintings. But that is the nature of perception generally. A beautiful garden stimulates all sorts of thoughts and feelings and alludes to many things, but it is essentially about plants and trees and how they are positioned. My painting is about paint.
Biography: 1985 - 1990 I started twenty years ago with urban photography and cubist sketches of people. Painting became my main medium about two years later (1987) because I wanted more spontaneity, physical involvement and creative freedom. Early on I was influenced by tribal art of Africa and India. Later my work became increasingly abstract and influenced by Jazz. Dynamic with a liberal use of prime colours, vertical curvaceous lines set into play rhythms and dance like motifs that are still prominent in my current work. 1990 - 1998 I travelled around India and Korea, and settled in Korea for several years. During this time my paintings became serene and spacious, predominantly composed of greys and blues. 1999 - 2004 On my return to the UK, I gradually adapted many of the techniques that I learned In Korea to a more vibrant palette that can be seen in my current works. I also studied the philosophy of art and aesthetics with the Open University. 2005 – I have paintings in collections in Korea, USA and UK and currently emerging on the UK scene with a new website and forthcoming exhibitions.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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