19th July-13th August 2012: Solo exhibition of paintings about the Olympic sporting venues, Neville Johnson interior design showroom, 3 Wigmore St, London, W1U 1AD.
I’m a super hero. Zooming in and around, seeing from multiple angles, dancing in geometric lines. Is it super vision, or being super tuned to many perspectives. Zanny Mellor has a repertoire of line and shape, compiled with harmony and the gentle movement of tone across the pieces. It would seem the perfect representation of a sporting landmark. The disappearing points are so cleverly styled and the selection of shapes create pattern and layers fused gently. There are some bolder colours which draw a certain amount of focus but are not the emphasis because of the intricacy spanning the entirety of the pieces. There is an implication that the painting is a snapshot of something continuing off the painting surface.
When sportsmen perform, I see the lines you see on a physics diagrams about movement and force. I see a connection between these paintings and that concept, minus the arrows, for, is there an origin and a resolution to architecture?