Rhapsody

by Jeremy Houghton

P.O.A.

For Houghton, his more personal work and concerns are evoked in the plains of South Africa. It was here, when he was Head of Art at Cape Town School of Art, that he spent time in the unique, immense African landscapes watching the wildlife. Inspired by the country’s scale and skies, he became fascinated with birds in flight.

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 39.4 x 39.4 ins/ 100.0 x 100.0 cms
SIGNATURE: Signed, titled and dated 2018 verso
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

 

Catalogue No: 5622 Categories: ,

Houghton’s paintings capture the distorted perceptions of a gaze overwhelmed by beauty and unity. It becomes impossible to distinguish flamingos from their reflections, impossible to distinguish flamingos from clouds, impossible above all to distinguish individual flamingos from the seething group. Distortion is at the centre of these paintings’ emotional power, and empirical details dissolve. Houghton seems uninterested in the mechanics of flight; rather, he is concerned with the emotional and sense impressions movement leaves on the viewer.

This example by Houghton, Rhapsody allows us, the viewer to glimpse into the natural world of birds, a world which has no borders or boundaries.

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An unparalleled history of international commissions has shaped Houghton’s artistic career. His residencies have included the Ben Ainslie Racing America Cup, Windsor Castle for HM the Queen and being official artist for the London 2012 Olympics.

Houghton’s work is an ongoing study of movement. In addition to sport, he uses themes such as flight, space and time, to depict a broad variety of human endeavours. “As an artist l try to avoid comfort zones, push the boundaries and further perceptual horizons. I have worked with a number of world class athletes in many different fields, all of whom drive themselves to the limit. I hope my paintings capture this human sense of purpose, adding to the legacy of sport and adventure”.

If the artwork is up to £25,00 in value, and the artist is still alive, Trinity House can arrange a 0% interest loan through the Own Art scheme. Own Art is a Creative United initiative supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Some other restrictions apply see…

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