by Emma Cownie
"Urban minimalism“ was initially inspired by wanting to capture this temporary calm. My “rules” for composition and painting are no cars, no people, bright light. There must be shadows – at diagonals if possible. Simplified forms – there must be little detail in the final painting. I wanted to explore the interplay of the geometry of shadows and man-made structures. This style of painting is influenced by those American realist painters who paint the quiet.
Part of a large art exhibition which ...