Robert Holyhead

New Paintings
Text by Anna Lovatt

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2009.

ISBN: 978 1 905464 24 1

Dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm | 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 in

Pages: 24 pp, 10 colour ill
£10 | $22

Holyhead's work is marked by expanses of white ground left uncovered and the traces of colour at the canvas-edge where paint has been carefully removed from the surface. Some canvases are almost entirely covered with semi-translucent paint, while others are sporadically punctuated by sharply defined and intensely coloured geometric shapes.


Accompanying full-colour reproductions of ten paintings, Anna Lovatt discusses the temporal aspect inherent within them, as well as Holyhead's meticulous technique.