Art Now Cornwall: The artists: Jonty Lees

Jonty Lees Skimming Stones 2005 Video

Jonty Lees
Skimming Stones 2005
 Video

© Jonty Lees

Andrew Palmer Skimming Stones 2005 Oil on Linen

Andrew Palmer
Skimming Stones 2005
Oil on Linen
41 x 59 cm

© Andrew Palmer

Lees’ unpretentious production methods incorporate poetic moments in their realisation and gravity appears to be a recurring theme in his work. To accompany the video of Skimming Stones, the artist commissioned Andrew Palmer to make a romantic representation of a stone skimming the surface of water. The work in its final state now includes a video representation of the action of the machine shown alongside the painting of the final aspect of the action, making a neat circular reference to representation in two contexts; the cinema-verite of the film and video which always attracts our attention because it seems ‘real’ to us and the romantic artifice that is the painting.