Joshua Armitage, Green Brick

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A bold expressionistic depiction of a green brick by emerging British artist, Joshua Armitage.

"Green Brick is part of a series of paintings called the Undergrowth Series. They are paintings of ignored spots underneath hedges, over walls or down alleys. I was trying to find interesting forms in the undergrowth, simplifying and experimenting with colour.

"The painting continues my interest in finding the beauty in the overlooked and common place. A kind of meditation on the quiet subtleties or the strangeness of the everyday.

"Always look closely at my paintings as part of their appeal for me is the surface quality of the paint. I am more often than not inspired by abstract painters like Gillian Ayers and De Kooning so the way I apply the paint is just as important as the image that is been painted."

Oil on canvas
10” x 12” / 25cm x 30cm