Robert West
Contemporary British Painter
Robert West. Abstract Painting. No.80. Oil on Polyester. 200 x 200 cm. 2018_4.jpg

Borderline

Borderline

Abstract Painting. No.80. Oil on Polyester. 200 x 200 cm. 2018

Abstract Painting No.78. Enamel on Polyester. 200 x 200 cm. 2018

Abstract Painting. No.75. Oil on Canvas. 200 X 200 cm. 2013-2014

Abstract Painting. No.79. Oil and Enamel on Polyester. 130 x 195 cm. 2018

Abstract Painting. No.77. Oil and Enamel on Polyester. 130 x 195 cm. 2017-2018

Abstract Painting. No.63. 60 x 60 cm. Oil on Canvas. 2013-14

Abstract Painting No.61. 60 x 60 cm. Oil on Canvas. 2013

Abstract Painting No.62. 60 x 60 cm. Oil on Canvas. 2013

Overview

The Borderline Series is the collision, blurring and juxtaposing of West's diverse catalogue of painting techniques to create a complex multi-layered wandering visual plane saturated with stacked colour, unique lines and unpredictable forms. The series is West's current focus for 2018 and beyond.

Borderline aims to reflect the complexity of globalisation and the rapid proliferation of technology. Our need for more visual stimulus and information is becoming almost unquenchable. The search for the unique visual plane has become the virtual addiction of the 21st Century, whether still, moving or immersive.
— Robert West

Early Works

Abstract Painting.No.61 - 63 are the foundational works that inspired West's new direction in his painting and would be the start of the Borderline Series. The smaller format paintings would not last and the larger 130 x 195 cm and 200 x 200 cm formats would become the standard for the series. 

Borderline: The Process