Nightmares 2015 oil on canvas 130 x 183cm by Zil Hoque

Zil Hoque

London, ... - United Kingdom


Indian born professional painter living and working in London, Uk. Great fascination with Spanish subjects.
Working mainly in oils on a large scale.

Artist statement

I would not call myself an impulsive painter; rather the experiences of my travels are collated in the form of charcoal studies, colour studies and then the final symphony on the main canvas.
The imagery of Spain in all its facets is an impression upon which I apply the plastic qualities of oil paint. Colours become real light and space within the canvases, building the surface into a composed impasto and optical contrast. Light against dark fat against thin and so the drama grows.
My deep interest in the masters such as Goya, Velasquez, Rembrandt and Bacon is echoed in their handling of the stuff of paint, the description of the subject is a joy to see when the medium becomes one and the same as the observation. These issues constantly pre occupy my mind whilst painting. It is never enough to see colour sitting on the canvas in a passive way, it has to move, illuminate and intrude our physical space. Only when this has been satisfied and on close inspection, should we see the subject emerge from the canvas.

Local shows

T5 Gallery, London

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