John Hamilton at Elastic Space
John Hamilton joined Elastic Space Ltd this Spring. John’s work isn’t like anybody else’s that I know. He bridges a wonderful space between illustration and painting. I see John as an illustrative painter and he has an established reputation as both, nationally and internationally.
The work presented at elasticspace.co.uk is a discreet selection from 4 distinct groups of his work. Go Quietly So As Not to Wake the Butterflies, Sofa Paintings, Captive Audiences and Mixed Media Collages.
These works remind me of my childhood and I find myself reflecting on the way things appeared as a girl. Faces are both childlike and knowing at the same time. Who is the adult and who is the child in the paintings? The overriding feeling from these art works is one of tenderness and family. All sorts of families are presented here, human bonds are explored and displayed and there is a sense of protection in each.