Through my paintings I am exploring the essence of time and place and the interaction between permanence and change. This collection of work has focussed on the structure and architecture of Venice and the fine balance between decay and renovation that makes the past and present inseparable. I am interested in the veils of pre-knowledge and expectations that obscure my view, revealing only fragments and suggestions of what is really there. I subject my drawings and paintings to similar processes of wear and renovation to produce images that range from sharp realism to pure abstraction.
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“Terry Chipp’s paintings and drawings resonate with the mystery of time passed and its shifting mark on architectural structures, positioned on an enduring landscape.
Anna Pike – Writer and Gallery Officer