Niki Hare

NIKI HARE

PAINTING IS JUST A LANGUAGE THAT I AM MORE COMFORTABLE WITH, IT HAS AN HONESTY, IT IS WHAT IT IS.

B. 1971 UK self-taught artist working with many mediums but liking paint the best. My work is very unprocessed, direct, I don't see as I paint, just look at it sometime later. Then I start again or leave it alone until another time.

I work with layers, building them up and scraping back, finding stuff I had forgotten about, the painting starts to get interesting, to develop its own past. The word paintings write themselves with no restraint; if I'm not sure I keep writing over, but ultimately the words, however buried, have been said.

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