December 11, 2023

Zanny Mellor: Olympic Sporting Venues

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?

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