Luke Hancock is trying to be a man of few words by not explaining the meaning behind his work; they just are. In his latest exhibition, Open Field, at designroom, Hancock aims to simplify things.
"These paintings are not necessarily ‘about' anything," he explains. "They are instinctive; working with the materials. They are direct, raw and open; I am trying to simplify things."
A poem accompanies his work:
The rules are always broken,
held together by threads of the past;
You take this thing for yourself,
and the meaning walks away;
I give you a thing,
and it changes you forever;
There is an open field,
but it is a very narrow way.
Open Field, Luke Hancock, designroom, Palmer & Palmer, 14 Nile St West, to July 4.
- The Nelson Mail