Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Friday 25 April 2014

August 2012 Pam Dan

‘Towards Aldeburgh from Snape Maltings’ and ‘Late Summer Hot Day’ by Pam Dan

A graduate of both Colchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art, Pam Dan has long established herself as one of East Anglia’s foremost modernist painters who has had close ties with major postwar English artists such as Dennis Wirth-Miller, Francis Bacon, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Nigel Henderson.

Her works consistently explore the relationship between the separate worlds of the natural landscape and the painted canvas. In doing so, she plays upon the boundary between pictorial abstraction and representational imagery. Through her watchful gaze and deft handling of the brush, the wild reeds that populate the Snape Maltings landscape are strikingly transformed into painterly material gestures. Part of the fascination of her artworks is her balance between a complex practice rooted in avant-garde painting and a sensuous immediacy buffeted by the familiarity of our local landscape.

Pam’s work will be showing in the gallery until September.

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