Alec Cumming’s diverse and energetic painting practice resist easy characterization. His work features complicatedly structured compositions that meticulously mix abstract elements with distinguishable figurative elements.
The exhibition ‘Perfect Adventures’, introduces a new body of Alec Cumming’s vibrant works, where he continues to explore the idea of moments. Deftly combining representation and abstraction, the artist focuses on his recent adventures and on materials gathered while in India, Spain, California and Cyprus. The broad visual stimulus discovered in his escapades is translated into a ‘pan global’ vocabulary of symbols and shapes. What he manages to ‘catch’ in a blink of an eye. “That funny thing the brain does when it captures something pleasing and pleasurable which invites the eyes to linger for a moment…The sort of chemical reaction in the brain which cause it to focus in on a point that consciously or sub consciously satisfies us.”