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Roger Pitcher

1945
Born in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

1998
Method realised and completed first paintings.

1999-onwards
Exhibits SVA Open Studios, Gloucestershire

Formalism

1) One ‘Abandoned’ painting per month.
2) Limited and reducing pallet, giving work direction and a promise of resolution.
3) Small size. Makes painting iconic. Sacred painting.
4) Simplest composition. Two rectangular fields over a ground divided by a horizon.
5) Use fingers to apply paint.
6) Oil on paper.

Influences

1) Genesis
2) Bede
3) Kotusti
4) Wittgenstein
5) Bohr
6) Mondrian
7) Rothko
8) Albers
9) Phillips (terminal greys)

Commentary

My paintings are feeling backwards from a rigid abstract formalism, towards a connection to the ‘Northern Romantic tradition’, especially the gloomy Dutch land and seascapes.