Dave King ~ Art
The Rondo Series
The series, as a whole, is called “Rondo” and each piece has a number in that series rather than a title. The idea of no longer giving the pieces a descriptive title emphasises the abstract nature of the work, ties the series together as a whole composed of sixteen units and (most importantly) avoids any narrative references a descriptive title may add to the imagery.
Any narrative that lies dormant in the work (the result of recognition and understanding) can then be completed in the mind of the viewer, in a similar way to looking at a purely abstract image. To keep the viewer interested and to keep the eye moving through the composition the forms and compositional devices are, in places, deliberately manipulated. Ignoring rules of perspective and allowing purely formal considerations to dominate the ‘design’. Images are painted not as they are perceived but as they are conceived.