|Alex Colville, French Cross, 1988, (source)|
|Alex Colville, Soldier and Girl at Station, 1953, (source)|
|Alex Colville, Prize Cow, (source)|
The ambiguity of the scenes he chooses to paint- the moments that he captures all have a liminal feeling to them- as though they are just on the cusp of the action, right after or right before the sh*t hits the fan. The quality of light in his works is ethereal and transcendent, The way that the subjects are painted is dream like, they remind me of the way the world feels when seen through a dense fog. These paintings make me mindful of the magical qualities that can happen in paintings, the worlds you can create, and become entranced by.