Preview: Wednesday 26th April 6.30 - 8pm
26th April - 7th May
These new paintings are the result of a stay on the island of Uglijan, in the Adriatic, where fishermen in small boats use lights to attract the fish to the surface during the night. These paintings are abstracted from the shapes and movements in the water, from microscopic forms barely visible to the eye to larger sea mammals, as they emerge from the deep.
'It seemed there was a symbolism to this event – perhaps a metaphorical resonance with our own circumstances on land – and a symbolism which it might be possible to approach in paint. These acrylic images are achieved by liberal use of the same medium, water, and are intended to create surfaces which convey atmosphere and mood, which detain the eye beyond a first encounter, which invoke the imagination and which perhaps generate a little alchemy on the canvas.’
Danny Israel studied Fine Art at the University of Wales. He has work in the Victoria and Albert Museum Print Collection and the Elton John Collection, among others.
We are delighted to be showing Danny’s stunning and evocative work at Highgate Contemporary Art.