Michael Batty

Original Works

Tone Poems

As well as colour and music, there is a relationship between colour and language within the painted Tone Poems, with blocks of solid colour organized on a page as a poem might be. These can be sympathetic or discordant experiences. Like poetry, visual art has a limited palette of words / colours, and the meaning and feeling of the works comes from the arrangement of the individual elements. It is the emotional effect of the individual blocks of colour (words) and their relation to each other (sentences) that makes the impact on both our conscious and subconscious mind and the serial nature of the overall work that brings out its poetry.

Chris Keatley – Curator
Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC

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