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Exhibition: Colour & Line Connections – John Petch


By SEN 07 March 2014

Exhibition Dates: 17th March – 2nd May 2014







As we move into the Spring, the dot-art Showroom is playing host to a series of large scale, geometric paintings exploring colour and line and inspired by the architecture of Liverpool. A working artist for over forty years, Merseyside based John Petch was recently long-listed for the John Moores Painting Prize.


Always fascinated by shape, colour and line, John began painting in the mid-1960s. He trained to teach art in Liverpool and worked in a number of Merseyside schools until retiring three years ago. His painting over the years has moved from Op Art to Geometrical Abstraction. Over the past few years the work has continued to be bold in colour and shape but his newest series looks particularly towards the urban environment, as he discusses here:


“My recent work investigates the relationship between line and space in the city. How shape and line in buildings interact, how old and new structures sit together, with spaces of sky, how light reflects and interacts with the viewer’s perspective and position to capture tonal changes. An ever changing vibrant urban landscape full of energy and mood.”


“My work connects visual art, architecture and mathematical relationship in a single form. This fusion challenges the viewer from what is understood and experienced into abstract form.”


The exhibition is open to the public from 12-6pm Monday to Friday and by appointment, at dot-art, 16 Queen Avenue, Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 4TX. Please call 0845 017 6660 or see for more information or to make an appointment.

All work is for sale and admission is free.


About dot-art

dot-art Services CIC exists to support North-West based visual artists, both emerging and established, through a range of services and activities designed to help them develop their careers and gain exposure and promotion for their work. A Social Enterprise with artists at its heart, dot-art Services CIC functions in a unique fashion, operating a membership system which gives artists a range of benefits including their own web page, access to exhibition, career development and promotional opportunities, as well as help and advice, networking events and discounts on art supplies and framing.


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