In Four Tribes, a homage to Ireland, Derek Culley’s digital canvas is gradually illuminated by four, possibly five forms reminiscent of medallions. The forms cut paths through an impenetrable space, before eventually defining, then allowing the objects to exist alone in that space. The work unfolds procedurally as Culley creates the works on an Apple iPad, building up through jubilant mark making to a final image whose simplicity could not have been achieved without complexity and chaos. Culley has created forms which act both impulsively and strategically, making statements which are both bold and evasive.
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