Eric Atkinson : Journeys Through the Landscape Paperback / softback
This book explores the work of English-born, Canadian expressionistic landscape painter Eric Atkinson.
Eric Atkinson is a major Canadian abstract landscape painter, whose extensive career as an artist and art educator straddles both sides of the Atlantic, and is currently being rediscovered in the UK and Europe.
A visual poet of the landscape, his paintings are created on the studio floor by working from all four sides of a canvas.
He disrupts the picture plane, an amalgam of sand and glue, with incised calligraphic markings that suggest the natural rhythms of wind and water, of sculpted landforms created over the course of thousands of years from geological erosion - a layering of time and ancient memory.
Appropriately referred to by the artist as "journeys through the landscape", his paintings are not literal depictions, but expressions of the interpenetration of inner and outer landscapes, of the integral relationship between the processes of art making and the forces of nature, or as Atkinson states, "the forms echo the geological structure of the land and the calligraphy left by man and nature upon its surface."
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 88 pages, 41 full-colour illustrations
- Publisher: Beaverbrook Art Gallery
- Publication Date: 18/12/2014
- Category: Painting & paintings
- ISBN: 9780920674758