What Lies Beneath #2 (2018)
Dimensions of the work alone, without framing: 11.8x11.8 in
These works were created after I experienced plastic bags and other rubbish floating around when snorkelling around the coral reefs in the Red Sea, The sight was disturbingly beautiful.
Tim Malone studied Fine Art in South Africa and subsequently worked as an award-winning advertising art and creative director for almost 40 years. Now that experience defines his artistic process. His approach to painting reflects the process in which layouts for print advertising are developed; any addition, deletion or amendment made to any part of the work impacts every other part. This means that solving one design problem often creates others, until a balanced result is finally achieved.
While Tim’s work is sometimes non-objective, it is always influenced by the social complexities, colours, shapes and textures of the places he’s lived and worked – South Africa, Saudi Arabia, England and Portugal.
Tim works in acrylic on canvas, paper and board, creating details using a variety of other media. Much of his work is preference being hot-pressed watercolour paper, which is slightly absorbent, but allows the paint to be moved over the surface with relative ease.