Christopher McVinish - Other Places

" I think that mysterious things happen in familiar places. We don't always need to run to the other end of the world " Saul Leiter

In my new body of work for Maunsell Wickes Gallery I have drawn on the past as well as the present in my quest to find meaning in the mundane.

I intend my paintings to provoke a narrative in the imagination of the viewer and in doing so enable the viewer to exist temporarily in someone else's world - as if suddenly transported to a place where other lives exist and time has been suspended.

I want my paintings to have an air of expectancy and strangeness - these are places where something has just happened or is about to happen.

I think of it like hitting the pause button while watching a movie. In a memorable movie the images remain with you long after the film has finished. That's what I'm always after with my painting. 

Exhibition Images