Wasps Studios are delighted to present 'For The Time Being', a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Alan Shipway.
"I prefer to make art with the simplest of means, with clarity and economy – nothing lacking, nothing superfluous. Simplicity and directness in themselves form the essence of my practice, and have always provided me with the right path.
I find I’m interested in painting that seems to be open-ended in some way, that seems to expose the mechanisms of painting itself, so that what’s left is the aesthetic essentials. To me, there is always something exhilarating about arriving at this essence, or to see it in other art."
Alan Shipway lives in Edinburgh and works at Wasps West Park Place.
(The goal is to have exactly what is necessary to achieve the work, no more, no less