Roberto Polo Gallery

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Stephen Snoddy

  • Untitled 63

Artist statement

Stephen Snoddy wants viewers to look at the relationships between his paintings, and how he carries lines and formats from one over to another. He sometimes regards two consecutive paintings as a diptych, with left and right-hand panels forming parts of a composite whole. There is an obsessive commitment to playing out endless permutations of specific forms, and he goes along with an ontological methodology. The painting becomes defined by its geometries, serial approach, and limitless variations. In his own words, The paintings often come in pairs or a small series and incorporate architectural and geometric structures with colour to get everything right – space, line, form. The final result is a balanced resolution made through corrections, revisions and re-workings.

Snoddy always starts a painting by picking up on elements from a previous one. Then he constructs a multi-lined grid, and the interjection of these lines helps him to arrive at a new painting. While this sounds methodical, intuition plays its part, and is revealed in the pentimenti inherent in the act of painting. But he is even more convinced that structure is the absolute key to a fully considered and contemplative painting. He invites us to think about process, and work out for ourselves how the images have been arrived at. He says, I would hope that the paintings reward looking at to induce a slow, inexorable awareness of intricate relationships and through the reworking of the paintings glimpses of the decision making reveal themselves.


Richard Cork

  • Stephen Snoddy | Looking Out | L'Eventail

    3/12/2016


    Belgium

  • 'Les constructions chromatiques de Snoddy', by Roger Pierre Turine | La Libre | Arts Libre

    2/5/2016


    Belgium

  • SUMMER


    Saturday, 13 June 2015 - Sunday, 6 September 2015


    Rue Lebeau 8-12
    1000 Brussels
    Belgium


  • STEPHEN SNODDY | LOOKING OUT


    Friday, 15 January 2016 - Sunday, 13 March 2016


    Rue Lebeau 8-12
    1000 Brussels
    Belgium


    Untitled 109, 2015, mixed media on paper mounted on blockboard, 40.1 x 32.6 cm

  • Looking Out


    Stephen Snoddy

    Text by Richard Cork

    240 x 290 mm, 96 pages, 115 illustrations, hardcover
    ISBN: 9791092599121 English edition
    30.00 €