Trevor Winkfield’s paintings are bright, busy, clean and object driven – a geometric universe that has a dark undercurrent running through it. I’ve looked at them quite a bit since coming across them and can’t help returning to them again and again. They’re obviously well composed paintings, there is a deep understanding of form and colour but that’s not what makes the work compelling. Well not quite. I think it’s probably more to do with the construction of his characters, the topsy turvy nature of his imagined world, nothing settled or quite what it seems.
The poet John Ashbery said of Winkfields paintings:
Something is regulating everything and placing its parts in the proper relation to each other, but that thing is unknown: a blank, though a fundamental one.
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