Squeak Carnwath: Studio Visit

Squeak Carnwath, Mistake, 2011, oil and alkyd on canvas over panel , 30 x 30 inc
Squeak Carnwath, Mistake, 2011, oil and alkyd on canvas over panel , 30 x 30 inches (courtesy of the artist)

John Yau blogs about the work of painter Squeak Carnwath.

Yau writes that Carnwath's paintings "are diaristic but non-narrative, simultaneously complete and a collection of fragments — often resulting in a combination of language, symbolic iconography and abstract patterns... Carnwath seems to be advancing that the corporeal space the painting occupies with the viewer is where the public and private are constantly colliding and getting entangled with each other, that the space isn’t simply physical, but also mental. The space Carnwath’s paintings occupy is the one where information of all kinds is constantly being received."