Towards the completion of his formal academic studies in the 1960s, Geoffrey Key embarked upon a period of intensive creative study, which was to underpin the evolution of his unique, prolific and boundlessly imaginative artistic expression. Geoffrey Key: I wanted to paint one subject continuously for long periods of time and so for twelve months I painted this hill in Glossop (The Whitley Nab, Derbyshire) and produced about six hundred drawings, watercolours and oils I think I ended up producing about six hundred drawings, watercolours and oils. During this time of painting the Nab, Glossop, his purpose was to shed all external influences and to discover his own artistic language. His human figure forms have their origin in the field shapes he created during that metamorphic series. He moved from landscape to painting monumental horses, unlike any other equestrian works these riders and their chargers are the stuff of fantastic dreams.
A central aspect of his work, and an integral theme from the beginning, is the human figure. His proud, powerful figure forms ooze sensuality and reveal Key's sensibility and appreciation of the independent contemporary woman.
His academic still life paintings are full of masculine assurance. An arrangement of everyday objects could hardly be less ordinary; steel knives, enamel coffee jugs and pepper grinders become beautiful objects of desire. Geoffrey Key's works touch the viewer on many sensory levels.
Medium : Mixed Media on Paper. Frame Measures: H 72.5cm x W 82cm (H 28.5in x W 32.3in).Art Measures: H 36.5cm x W 46cm (H 14.4in x W 18.1in). If you would like to see more quality paintings, please view our other paintings for sale.
The item "Original Geoffrey Key Horses and Riders Mixed Media on Paper Art/Painting" is in sale since Monday, December 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "flockofart" and is located in Knutsford. This item can be shipped worldwide.