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"256 Colours: Horton Jennings"
2002-04-19 until 2002-04-27
Colville Place Gallery
UK United Kingdom
Horton Jennings creates works which he describes - my abstract art as a search or struggle (the truth) to find forms that are satisfactory for brush strokes composed of specific colour palettes, (rather than brush strokes of one or two colours). The palettes I use are unusually large, sometimes based on web-safe colours, (256 colours). I use Painter rather than Photoshop because it has nozzles, has the HSB colour model, which is better than RGB for my work, and it actually composites colours better than Photoshop.
Jennings continues, I tend to identify my colour choices with emotions, although I don't think blue is sad, rather I see it as a form or a hollow space. Colour suggests spaces to me, and spaces suggest emotions. Rather than talk about my emotions or even my colours, I would rather show them as art. So I would say my abstracts represent spatial emotions.
Which brings me to Bryce and 3D. I have used several 3d packages, and I know that Bryce is really a consumer rather than a pro package. Having said that, I haven't seen any 3d images like mine. I suspect that most Bryce artists, (and there are many of them) would view my work as rather anti-Bryce. I am after the spatial and light aspects of Bryce rather than the naturalistic textural elements. I use it to create perspectival and colouristic mirages that resonate with my own experiences of the giant alluvial plains of the Southwestern U.S. desert and the side of Hawaiian volcanoes, where space is the most in obviously curvilinear of any place I have been. These spaces are populated with humanoid forms wearing Rayban spacesuits.