Godly’s second show at JD Malat Gallery represents a return to the artist’s favourite subject matter: the awe, terror, beauty, and suspense of the mountains.
JD Malat Gallery present Nevertheless, a solo exhibition of new work from Swiss artist Conrad Jon Godly. The show represents a return to the artist’s favourite subject matter: the awe, terror, beauty, and suspense of the mountains.
Godly’s unique style is caught between abstraction and representation. His paintings are never illustrations of specific mountains, instead his paintings are the product of his memory. In this way, he seeks to capture the emotional relationship that he has with the mountains, creating paintings with a tangible quality; the ridges are deeply felt, the drops are sheer, the paint falls from the canvas. Godly breaks the boundary between object and viewer, letting the paintings burst into the physical space of the gallery.
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