During the mid-1930s Piper’s work was dominated by abstraction and work in collage; the latter often inspired by beach scenes. Although Piper did not make ‘pure’ abstracts after the 1930s, he continued to use the techniques he had developed during those years in his later works such as this study of a beach in Anglesey; the shapes have been simplified to be almost abstract, and the two bright tear-shapes could have been cut out of paper.
Gallery label, May 2007
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