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"Tripping the Light Fantastic: Work by Roger Cummiskey and Jane Gomis"
2006-10-14 until 2006-11-04
Galeria Lucia
Fuengirola, , ES Spain

Running until November 4, 2006, Galeria Lucia presents works by Andalusian International Artists, Roger Cummiskey and Jane Gomis in an exhibition entitled "Tripping the Light Fantastic". Established 1991, Lucia Gallery is a fine art gallery and restaurant dedicated to the promotion of national and international artists, providing fine art to established and new collectors and catering to special events in support of fine art. It is also a popular Scandinavian restaurant with a unique menu.Roger Cummiskey has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2000.

Artist Jane Gomis creates images that sprawl across decades. Like Cezanne before her, she chooses subjects imbued with the depth and complexity of age, such as the rusted patina of a forgotten pipe, or the gnarled creases of knotted driftwood and floral arrangements in an individualistic style. These subjects present the paradox of an immediate representation of time passing, and this juxtaposition creates a work of enormous complexity. Gomis´s compositions are sometimes abstract, allowing the viewer to interpret the scene independent from the actuality of the objects depicted. Powerful gestures such as these cause Jane Gomis's paintings to transcend the simple depiction of reality, and allow the artist to use her subjects to create a unique and complex statement of her own.

Roger Cummiskey´s paintings capture moments of quiet intensity and undiscovered beauty. Abstract oil paintings dominate this exhibition. They were all created in 2006 in Spain and reflect a new era in Cummiskey´s work that up to now has primarily been executed in watercolour. His use of primary colours lends an air of nostalgia to his pictures, which distinguishes his work and creates a sense of timelessness. Cummiskey's compositions often capture the viewer's attention with their simple, recognizable scenes, drawing the viewer's attention to unexpected textures, nuances of shadow and brilliant bits of light. Roger Cummiskey in terms of his ability is able to transform ordinary scenes of human life into moments ripe with dramatic possibility. Roger Cummiskey lives and works in Mijas Costa, Spain where he says he is able to find the "daily poetry" which inspires his art.

View more of Roger Cummiskey's work at absolutearts.com/portfolios/a/artroger.

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