BELEM LETT
TUNNEL VISION
23 SEPT – 17 OCT 2015

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Black holes 2015
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel, timber, mdf
180 × 45 cm

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Superman 2015
oil on aluminum composite panel, copper powder, polyester resin
49 × 38 × 6 cm

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Spiraling 2015
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
152 × 92 cm

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Cave 2015
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
53 × 40 cm

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Cloud 2015
oil on aluminum composite panel, gypsum cement
49 × 37 × 6 cm

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Shining 2015
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
59 × 44 cm

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Vase 2015
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
61 × 45 cm

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Pure Gold 2015
oil on aluminum composite panel, luminescent pigment, gypsum cement, 23k gold Leaf
52 × 36 × 6 cm

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Pink 2015
oil on aluminum composite panel, luminescent pigment, polyester resin
43 × 33 × 6 cm

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Tunnel Vision 2 2015
oil, luminescent pigment, on aluminium composite panel
120 × 90 cm

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Overgrown 2015
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
53 × 40 cm

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Lemon 2015
oil on aluminum composite panel, pigment, polyester resin, luminescent pigment
95 × 60 cm

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Portal 2015
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
200 × 77 cm

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Skylight 2015
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
200 × 77 cm

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Tunnel Vision 1 2015
oil, luminescent pigment, on aluminium composite panel
120 × 100 cm

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Blue 2015
oil on perspex panel, luminescent pigment, polyester resin
43 × 33 × 6 cm

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Silver mountain 2015
oil on aluminum composite panel, aluminium powder, resin
43 × 35 × 8 cm

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Bang 2015
oil on aluminum composite panel, pigment, luminescent pigment, polyester resin
62 × 45 ×6 cm

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Avoid 2015
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
59 × 44 cm

 

 


Combining abstract painting with artisan frames, Belem Lett explores the relationship between gesture, recessive space and the role of the decorative border.

Through fields of colour, elongated canvases, bulbous bodies and cut out shapes, Lett situates the abstract image within a history of baroque opulence. He humorously acknowledges our desire for painting to decorate interior space and also offer us transportation beyond it. Lett’s framing devices allude to windows and portals and establish an expectation of recessive space. Variously inflected surfaces play with this expectation – gestural brushwork, metallic pigments and expanses of colour allow planes to oscillate between flatness and depth. From explorations of abstraction and the interplay of planes and surfaces comes a necessary preoccupation with the affects of light, in all its variations. Metallic pigments and gloss surfaces alter how a painting appears; from left to right, from day to night. This chameleonic quality is extended with the subtle use of luminescent powders visible only in the absence of light. In this way each work contains a secondary, silent painting within.