Recent paintings in this series are made from lines and dots on an iridescent pearl ground. Viewed from some angles, depending on the available light, the ground is highly reflective, from other angles almost matt. Some of the lines and dots are also made from iridescent paint or interference colours. So these paintings change their look as the viewer changes position. Each painting is a field of forces such as attraction and repulsion, coming forward and receding, repetition and mirroring. Some lines and dots are well defined, others are more like drawing or calligraphy. Each line or dot is made from a single stroke. This binary code of lines and dots is ambiguous and open to interpretation in multiple ways. These paintings are purely about the relationship between the ground, lines and dots. This is the complexity of an unsystematic system.

Alan McPherson     2015

Alan McPherson - Gallery TEN