Waterfield No.2, painting by Chris Langlois
Waterfield No.2, painting by Chris Langlois.
2012, oil on linen, 183 x 183cm. Gippsland Art Gallery Collection. Donated by the artist through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program, 2013.
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Reproduced courtesy the artist.
A painter of ‘everywhere and nowhere’, Chris Langlois’ evocative landscapes present indeterminate locations caught in random points in time. His meticulous paintings capture the spirit of something familiar, now lost or obscured by memory.
Waterfield No.2 is just such a painting, which calls upon lost remembrances to complete this fleeting fragment of time and place. The work combines abstract and figurative elements to generate a strange tension between what is real and we must imagine to be real.