Colour and Abstraction looks at how colour was liberated from its subservient role to drawing in developing pictorial space, and how - with traditional roles broken - abstraction was born, allowing a more vibrant use of colour. As a practical book, it explores how paint can determine the colour and drawing within a painting, especially in relation to how expressive, cool, gestural, tactile or intense the work will be. This new book encourages you to understand how colour relates to abstraction, and create a method of painting that challenges and advances your own style.
George Blacklock has exhibited extensively in Europe and North America throughout his career and has been represented by Flowers Gallery, since 1996. He has work in major public collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain, and was Dean of Chelsea College of Art and Design, London from 2011-2017.