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Antonius Roberts showcases 'Motion' at Hillside House

Mixed Media Blog

Antonius Roberts showcases 'Motion' at Hillside House

Holly Bynoe

Motion' is more than just a series of paintings. It is a deliberate action to move Hillside House forward. During summer 2016 Hillside will expand its physical offerings and enrich its experience to provide a live, work studio space for artists. These eighteen sketches embody the energy that will motion Hillside House into a place where creative people live and cultural experiences come alive.

The eighteen sketches, acrylic on rag paper, are results of spontaneous explorations of movement, rhythm, sounds and emotions. Deliberate brush strokes charged with energy, randomly moving across surfaces with the intent to suggest motion. Five of several definitions of the word 'Motion' found in my google online dictionary are:

  • The action or process of moving or of changing place or position; movement.
  • The power of movement, as a living body.
  • A suggestion or proposal.
  • Music melodic progression, as the change of a voice part from one pitch to another.
  • To make a meaningful motion, as with the hand, gesture, signal.......

The process of loading the brush with paint, the application of the paint on the surface, dipping the brush in water to remove the excess paint before repeating the process of loading, applying and dipping; describes the rhythmic melodic progressive gestures that make up each sketch. These sketches are proposals for further exploration of 'Motion' the power of movement as a living body.

During summer 2016 Hillside will expand its physical offerings and enrich its experience to provide a live, work studio space for artists. Come and join us at a reception on July 9th. Share a glass of champagne as we toast to The Bahamas’ 43rd Independence and the future of Hillside House; a place where creative people live and cultural experiences come alive!

RSVP to the event here on facebook. Download the show's catalogue here