When life hands you lemons...squeeze 'em in your eyes
My absence from the blog is due to a series of unbelievably unfortunate occurrences... compound misfortune anyone? The past month has consumed every ounce of time, energy and emotion I possessed. Things have calmed down a bit and I'm back at the studio working on my energy levels and very slowly recovering momentum. I think that it's only when life falls apart that you can see what it comprises of and, when putting it back together, what is important.
Here is what I have been working on since returning to the studio. It's a tricky one.
"Dylan Lisle’s work maintains a contemporary dynamism through his old masterly representations of the female form. Knots and swathes of vibrant, passionate fabric envelope his sensuous figures, or otherwise are the subject of larger studies, which draw upon chiaroscuro, reminiscent of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Rubens. His work is instantly approachable, engagingly serene and romantically charged; traits that have not gone unnoticed in the art world he inhabits.
Fresh from his first London solo exhibition, Dylan Lisle spearheads a modern movement of artists, whose desire it is to capture light in all its glorious subtleties, texture in its infinite tactile qualities and the female form in its evasive beauty." Hope Robertson, 2007