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

Written by: Dallas Jeffs

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