Paul Hogg

In screen prints and linocuts, through the architecture of the image, the surface of the ink and the harmony of tonal values within colour, Paul Hogg attempts to fix feelings and emotions about time and place that have filtered through layers of memory and concern with the landscape and country through which he wandered freely as a child.

"The wild crow I kept, sitting on my shoulder; walking through skeletal shapes of winter trees; a derelict house alone in the landscape; a favourite line of trees; a cloud on the horizon."

With linocuts he works from an initial black background printed on a press, to the addition of lighter colours that he prints by hand, varying the pressure to allow areas of black and other colour to show through. In developing this technique he seeks to achieve a rich surface appearance which, in and around the image, is more reliant on accident than on a predetermined, proscribed mark.