Oliver Marsden

Fade

Vigo Gallery
9 April – 14 May 2014

Vigo is proud to present Marsden’s latest series Fade, a logical extension of the Harmonic series in which he attempted to capture the movement of water and sound waves in circle paintings comprised of dozens of layers of glaze and thinned paint. The Harmonics played on the way our brains process information, the effect of surrounding light levels, and the viewer’s state of being as catalysts for the way the works are experienced. They would feel totally different according to these factors, the outer blurred edges of the circles, which tended to hover in a state of flux, rendering the work sculpturally dynamic.

selected works

Fade XVIII (Red Blue Violet)
2014
Fade XV (Blue)
2014
Fade XI (Indigo Blue Turquoise)
2014
Fade IV (Pink)
2014
Fade VI (Ultra Cobalt Blue Red)
2014
Fade III (Red Blue)
2014
Fade II (Turquoise Blue Orange)
2014

Fade XVIII (Red Blue Violet)

2014Acrylic on canvas 150 x 130 x 4.5 cm / 59 x 51 1/8 x 1 3/4 in

Fade XV (Blue)

2014Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 x 4.5 cm / 59 x 47 1/4 x 1 3/4 in

Fade XI (Indigo Blue Turquoise)

2014Acrylic on canvas 140  x 110 x 4.5 cm / 55 1/8 x 43 1/4 x 1 3/4 in

Fade IV (Pink)

2014Acrylic on canvas140  x 130 x 4.5 cm / 55 1/8 x 51 1/8 x 1 3/4 in

Fade VI (Ultra Cobalt Blue Red)

2014Acrylic on canvas 150  x 120 x 4.5 cm / 59 x 47 1/4 x 1 3/4 in

Fade III (Red Blue)

2014 Acrylic on canvas 140  x 130 x 4.5 cm / 55 1/8 x 51 1/8 x 1 3/4 in

Fade II (Turquoise Blue Orange)

2014Acrylic on canvas 225  x 180 x 4.5 cm / 88 5/8 x 70 7/8 x 1 3/4 in
Acrylic on canvas