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© the artist. Photo credit: University of Warwick

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In Impey's work the formal, narrative, sensual and expressive qualities of painting are rejected. His focus is on the process of making and he employs a rigorous procedure which, nevertheless, allows for the intrusion of chance. This example is based on a fine grid of lines on which marks are painstakingly applied, partially removed and repeatedly overpainted. The effect for the viewer is of a mysterious, unstable surface with shimmering layers of light and shade.

University of Warwick


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    200 x 100 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    purchased by the Friends of the Mead, 2002


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University of Warwick

Mead Gallery University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7AL England

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