Beyond Here . New Work

Beyond Here

Fold your dreams into memory. Oil on canvas 2.4x1.8m

Beyond Here: An Artist’s Return to the Dales explores the idea of being present in a real place rather than experiencing a virtual life. The artist Martin Kinnear sees the Dales as ‘nothing less than a huge secular cathedral, a place where we can be alone, and in touch with ourselves.’ In its geology, landscapes, places,  people and weather Kinnear finds ‘reality and honesty’. To him the Dales 'isn’t just a place, it's an idea whose time has come and one we have never needed more than now'.

Selected Works 2017/18
Or A Hell of Heaven. Oil 96x48"
This Old Town, that old me. Oil 48x36"
Red Back Gate. Oil 48x36"
The Land Agent. Oil 48x36"
Sons of The Soil. 48x36" Oil
Field Lines and the marks of man. Dry media 16x12"
Rural Decay yes, but beauty. Oil 100x100cm
Lie of the land. Oil 48x36"

About the Show

Beyond Here was two years on the making, and follows artist Martin Kinnear's journey back to a place he loved as a child, but due to his circumstances remained elusive and out of reach.
Originally conceived as a landscape painting project , Beyond Here soon grew to become an exploration of aspects of the area which made Kinnear feel 'present, aware and alive'.
Encompassing works about the patterns of life on the land, people, places and the seasons  Beyond Here is not just a visual diary, but an enjoinment to live in the present, and truly experience life.