Blaise Drummond
One Day the Earth Shall be Ours
07/03/2008 - 11/04/2008

BLAISE DRUMMOND

The paintings of Blaise Drummond talk about nature and architecture. Certain forms of architecture, icons of modernity such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, acts as berths from where one can contemplate the countryside and sanctuaries in a preserved natural world.

His paintings are imprinted with solitude and nostalgia but traces of human intervention are visible all the same. The immaculate Artic landscapes throughout which trees, plants and animals are scattered can be said to allude to celebrated painters such as Pieter Bruegel or Caspar David Friedrich. Within these pre-treated environments where paint running on canvas evokes the trajectory of water in the vascular systems of plants, the artist signifies that under the effect of gravity, painting manages very well to represent the deepest reality of trees.

Blaise Drummond asks a simple question: how can we live gracefully in this world without destroying nature? The answer is ambiguous, both optimistic and pessimistic, whilst behind the paintings there is the dream of a harmonious land where no dichotomy exists between nature and human beings.