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Tim Lane Silent Quarter

£20

48 in stock

Printed hardback book,

22.5 x 16.6 x 1.5 cm

Silent Quarter is a short story told through a combination of writing and drawing. The playful structure is most akin to a concept album. It has short written passages that fit together in a loose story arch which are like the ‘lyrics’. The ‘music’ is then provided by the large images that literally ‘open-up’ on fold-out pages and augment the text – lending mood, symbolism and
providing time for reflection. The idea is not a fixed narrative but instead something that is open and flexible to the reader.
Through this pleasing and inventive relationship between written vignettes and immersive artworks the narrative
unfolds. The ‘fragmented’ combination of text and image – at once illustrative but also at times more oblique in representation – creates an artwork that fires your imagination and leaves space for a more individual experience and interpretation.

The artist

Tim Lane

Tim Lane favours an unplanned, automatic drawing method that inspires highly charged symbolic imagery. His work plays with the narrative openness of myth: exploring the world in an often dark and imaginative way. Lane’s drawings are in a mix of media, gestural in style and explore a highly personal set of natural symbols, prompting self-reflection in the well of human experience. His work gives form to the complex emotions stirred by recent events, fatherhood, mortality and the sublime.