In these exuberant new paintings, Mike Hoggett attempts to capture the complexity and optimism of a single moment. ‘Glimpses of Now’ reminds us that happenings are never isolated, but are richly layered with contexts and meanings unique to our own life and journey through time.
Viewed slowly and in detail, each ‘Glimpse of Now’ pulses with the turbulence and excitement of a single moment. Hoggett invites us to reach back through layers of paint and experience, to the depths of life with striking foregrounds that stand out against grounds resonant with memories, realisations and awakenings.
“My hope is that these pictures transform the viewers’ experience of ‘now’ — if only for a moment. In the jumble of existence, life can seem grey, mechanical or bureaucratic. With ‘Glimpses of Now’ I wanted to displace the numb and mundane with high energy and strong colours that evoke the dance of life, and remind us of the truest, most expressive moments of our lives.” — Mike Hoggett
Private view on Thursday 10th of October, 6.30pm — 8pm. Viewings by appointment only thereafter. 25% of sales are going to Counselling for Social Change.