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Dan Hays: Spring Snow

Dan Hays: Spring Snow

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Spring Snow continues Dan Hays’ exploration into ways that snow-covered landscapes can be represented. Under a grey sky, snow scenes are so often rendered colourless, yet over the past few years he has been painting them with points of pure, saturated colour. From a distance these scenes optically merge to form a grey-scale image. At closer range, however, colour perception takes hold, creating an impression of abstracted coloured noise.

Spring Snow is a scene in two halves: both a snow-covered landscape depicted with black and white pixels (a nod to digital reproduction) and its reflection in a lake rendered using familiar half-tone colour separation techniques, pushed into perspective, and without the usual black component.

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Spring Snow continues Dan Hays’ exploration into ways that snow-covered landscapes can be represented. Under a grey sky, snow scenes are so often rendered colourless, yet over the past few years he has been painting them with points of pure, saturated colour. From a distance these scenes optically merge to form a grey-scale image. At closer range, however, colour perception takes hold, creating an impression of abstracted coloured noise.

Spring Snow is a scene in two halves: both a snow-covered landscape depicted with black and white pixels (a nod to digital reproduction) and its reflection in a lake rendered using familiar half-tone colour separation techniques, pushed into perspective, and without the usual black component.

Subverting the Impressionist and Pointillist use of additive colour, Spring Snow makes reference to the noise or ‘snow’ between the channels as well as to Monet’s water-lily paintings. Rosettes of pure colour viewed on the lake’s surface coalesce into a grey-scale snow scene from a distance.

Getting the colour balance right required many experiments and, even now, natural and artificial lighting can vary the perception of the work. Spring Snow is necessarily flawed, a futile representation of nature, a constructed technological sublime complete with the associations of hope, memory and loss that this brings.

Additional Information

Dimensions 70.5 x 89 cm
Edition Size

65

Materials

Screen-print on Velin Arches Blanc paper

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Dan Hays won the John Moores Painting Prize in 1997.

Recent solo shows include ‘Interstate’, Christine Park Gallery, London (2015), ‘Screen as Landscape’, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University (2011); ‘Failing Light’ at Galerie Zurcher, New York City (2009); ‘Deliverance’, Void Gallery, Derry, N. Ireland, 2007, and ‘Across the Water’, The Nunnery, Bow Arts Trust, London (2007).

His work is included in many art collections including the Tate Gallery, Walker Art Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, the Arts Council, and Victoria and Albert Museum Collections.

www.danhays.org

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