Caroline Collom
The Commute – Part 2
24.03.21 – 10.04.21

The need to get to a place to get there. How we got there or what we did to get there is merely a means to an end. It has no place and rarely is that relevant as long as it is effective at getting you there. Our surroundings are landmarks on that route and we seek comfort and reassurance when we see them. Looking out in a daze and filtering everything in as we are caught up in our own thoughts of the day ahead or the time before bed.

Taking the time to look down and around. Eliminating a figurative reference and seeing what Newman would call the “pure world”. This world is full of unorganised shapes, form, and colour. There is a sensation within the mundane and the neglected; it is sheer beauty if you isolate it and look deeper. These are the places that facilitate our “a” to “b” but do they really get the recognition they deserve?

Walking amongst this landscape; encouraging one to leave their pre-described thoughts at the door and enter the space empty; allowing the works to put you in a spacial field.

The sculptures are angular and geometric but play with gravity to ensure a weightless hum throughout the space. The visceral weight of steel is hardly present in the works but is supporting the sleek rays of colour that are placed upon them. The small paintings want to draw the viewer in, as so many other small scale objects do. It seems the commute is now a colour field of screens.

‘Colour and space relations constitute such a means because from them can be made structures which exhibit the various patterns of reality.’ Robert Motherwell, Beyond the Aesthetic, 1946.

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