Glyn Hughes for Christos Christou (2008) (Publicity)

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As Christos paintings become more minimal, they do, at the same time, project more strength. And the tension they evoke can be strong.

The sure and confident brush – stroke, even when they are just a few seemingly delicate marks, have an innate power, suggesting that the weight of the whole canvas is supportive of the image; implying considerable concentration on all areas.

Not a dash, line or empty space is without an essential message.

Occasionally a partly known image breaks through, but, there again, it is the deceptive simplicity which holds the attention.

The canvas becomes a welcoming space giving air to, and yet, also welcoming the colour of applied paint.


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