June 24, 2019

1982 – Gouache on Paper by Cecil Touchon

There are a large number of works by Cecil Touchon in 1982 in which he is exploring various materials, techniques and compositional ideas. From nearly the beginning, one of Touchon’s enduring interests has been the idea of making visual art using musical principles or ‘musicality of the eye’ as he calls it. In three of the following gouaches touchon experiments with lines of markings encouraging the viewer to follow the movement of the work as if reading a musical score.

One of the works employs more of a loose grid or net as a compositional element around which the structure of marks and shapes take shape.

The remaining works allow the characters to develop freely across the whole surface.

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