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Geometric Abstraction: The Art Portfolio of Graham Hall


A geometric painting with large planes of whiteElections, acrylic on canvas

Graham Hall is an artist who, in recent years, has been producing works of geometric abstraction. The artist tends to use acrylic paint to create his images, though his technique embraces every facet of the acrylic media, sometimes with hard, clean edges and other times with textured, painterly strokes.


An abstract geometric composition made with repeating shapesProvincial Wonder Place, acrylic on canvas

I really enjoy the works in Graham’s 2017 series Secret Work. These painting seem to embody many different aspects and styles that have appeared in the artist’s earlier works, remixing these visual ideas into new compositions. In some works, the artist’s loose, geometric style plays into interpretations of landscape – Erebus and Terror, for example, is almost reminiscent of Rebecca Chaperon’s isolated, glacial seascapes.


The front page of Graham Hall's art portfolio websitewww.grahamhall.ca
 

In other works, like Movements, Graham focuses on layering individual, repeated shapes, changing size and colour, and creating a cascading pattern that seems devoid of outside reference, talking about only what appears on the canvas and within the picture plane.


A painting with repeating, overlapping trianglesMovements, acrylic on canvas


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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