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Meditative Surfaces: Charles Gniech

Britain is littered with more than four-hundred-and-thirty prehistoric stone circles. Most people are familiar with Stonehenge, yet there are areas concentrated with these architectural structures as far to the north as the Scottish Islands, and as far to the south and west as Cornwall. The unique characteristics of the stone circles have influenced my work for the past twenty years. This latest body of work explores the meditative qualities of the fluid patterns found on the surfaces of many of the prehistoric monuments. Taking some artistic liberties in the replication, manipulation and abstraction of the surface patterns, the imagery continues to convey the serene qualities regularly associated with nature. Like that of Agnes Martin and Mark Rothko, the imagery conveys the serene qualities of meditation and inner peace.