Andre Lipscombe // Unconcealed Paintings
'Truth to ready-to-hand materials and the haptic topology of paint is central to a making process focused upon processes of accretion and erasure.
Accumulation of paint films over time, through a series of brushed veneers and subsequent erasures and removals, trace a body of existential thought and primacy of affect of a way of being in the world.
A sense of being is hidden or concealed, and things as they ‘truly are’ can be discovered through a process of ‘unconcealing’. The idea of ‘unconcealed’ suggests that something pre-exits our attempts to ‘discover’ it and part of the truth is engaging a process to locate something ineffable, ungraspable.
Subsequently, illuminating existence is an act, found by clearing and removing things, rather than by putting things together.
My paintings are wholly produced from discarded supports and paint sourced from road side pickups, skips, tip shops and garage sales.'
Andre Lipscombe, 2018