|List of pictures|
|Gordon Seward's exhibition|
Gordon Seward exalts the color he receives from the world. Only a few before him felt so fully the value of color, this immense gift to humanity. The mysterious alliance between color, shape and light at the basis of our understanding of the world has been explored in the past by many a great colorist such as Matisse and the Fauves, but Gordon takes it further. In Gordon's paintings everything is color or dominated by it: shapes follow the supremacy of color; his Mediterranean light becomes color. Yet, although pure and almost primary, his are non-violent and peaceful compositions, where the negative values may become complementary, and the volumes may be suggested by decorative motifs, but the whole remains joyful and meaningful.
In today's abstract and graphic world dominated by shades of gray, Gordon's paintings remind one of joy, generosity and freedom the poetic manifestation of life's mystery and it's complexity.
Born in 1969 in Bournemouth, UK, Gordon Seward received the first prize of the Sir Charles Wheeler Award at the age of 12. He went to the Marlborough College, studying under the direction of Robin Child, a Cézanne specialist, from 1982 to 1988. Having obtained a preparatory diploma in Fine Arts from the Bournemouth Art Foundation, Gordon obtained his diploma of Fine Arts with distinction at the Newcastle-upon-Tyne University in 1994. He then moved to Orleans and later to Toulouse, in the south of France, where he has lived and worked since 1996.
2005 - Philippe PASCHOS gallery, Grimaud Village (Gulf of St. Tropez)
Contemporary Art Fairs and Biennales
2004 - LINEART, Philippe PASCHOS Gallery, Gent, Belgium