Procession Paintings: 2014 – 2021

 

Ben Summers Acrylic Painting

 

Procession Paintings

An ongoing painting series exploring the temporary nature of our consciousness in relation to the environment.

“Procession Paintings”, started in 2014, and continues to evolve from the experience of being immersed in crowds, mostly at festivals, carnivals, large scale music events and our everyday flow of people within cities. They are collages, by process, as much as they are paintings, in that the resulting pieces arrive from a splurge of observations and cinematic glimpses, to some kind of singular moment in time. 

The landscape environments are mostly fictitious, using a drawn out process of gathering, and archiving images and snapshots of the evolving natural environment and formations of light in the sky. These pieces are purposefully ambiguous, which reference nostalgia, our consciousness in relation to places and real events, whilst being other dimensional realities for the characters within.