Rob Cawley

While in my studio, I’m working in the solemnity of the countryside. Through my current work I’m enjoying the struggle of pitting the partially uncontrolled areas of paint against controlled rigid elements.

Having first decided on the surface I want to use, mostly old cloth such as curtains or clothing torn to size, I then introduce the rigid elements such as grids derived from recycled materials, string, bubble wrap or simply the pattern on the cloth its self.

Then it’s time for the struggle. I pour and drop the paint  on the surface searching for the right colour, area and shape. The area and shape are of course not entirely under my control. This lack of control adds an organic feel to my paintings.