McClure, Peter

Bio

Born 19th August 1947 in Venice, Italy of Anglo/Yugoslav parents...arrive in the UK in the Spring of 1948... Schooled in England with further studies in Art/ Architecture. Developed a sympathy for "De Styl", "The Bau-Haus" and "The Constructivists" movements (also "Dadaism" earlier in my career).

Picasso said "There's no such thing as an abstract painting". I say "all paintings are an abstraction of Truth"; the only universal Truths are Mathematical. I have exhibited mainly geometric pictures and constructions/wall reliefs (created / transmuted from detritus and found objects) in various countries around the world. In recent years I have been promoting: GEOMETRISM i.e. Geometry in Art & Design which as a Movement will evolve with time...Maths/Geometry being the fundamental building blocks for good design...bad design falls by the way-side...like horse's toes & hen's teeth!

I have always written poetry and more recently in the Haiku form; reaffirming my belief that "Limitation of means engenders expression"... Here is a Haiku I wrote on Cherry Blossom Viewing Day a few years ago in Japan...

Snowing pink blossom
Ravens grubbing for worms...
This wet May morning.

Here is another Haiku I wrote over 20 years ago in Holland Park, London...

Brushed by a bird's wing
A woman serenely sits...
Beauty steals the Hour.

I do not keep a diary so my Haikus remind me of those magic moments or the "Wabi-Sabi" from the past...

Bending with the wind
This Taoist gathers water...
In a straw hat.

This Haiku is my Succinct Biography! Never learning from experience... Believing in Supreme Justice...




Exhibitions

  • 2012 RESURRECTION , MOUNTS BAY CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, PENZANCE, CORNWALL
  • 2013 GEOMETRISM GOES NORTH, , HARTLEPOOL CENTRAL LIBRARY, CLEVELAND, UK
  • 2010 GEOMETRISM, ST. IVES ARTS CLUB

Education

  • 2014 ART...LIFE & EVERY-THING, THE SCHOOL OF LIFE

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3x36 Permutations, 1986 (collage on paper)
3x36 Permutations, 1986 (collage on paper)

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Puzzle II, 1988 (tempera on paper)
Puzzle II, 1988 (tempera on paper)

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Cut Out, 1993-94
Cut Out, 1993-94

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Overlay, 1982 (tempera on paper)
Overlay, 1982 (tempera on paper)

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Shield, 1998 (acrylic on board)
Shield, 1998 (acrylic on board)

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Monochrome, 1998
Monochrome, 1998

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Chilled Purple Haze, 1998 (acrylic on wood)
Chilled Purple Haze, 1998 (acrylic on wood)

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Axiom, 2007 (acrylic on board)
Axiom, 2007 (acrylic on board)

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Deconstruct This, 2006 (mixed media)
Deconstruct This, 2006 (mixed media)

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Dravos, 2006 (relief)
Dravos, 2006 (relief)

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Kolam Malta, 2007 (acrylic on card)
Kolam Malta, 2007 (acrylic on card)

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Mandala, 1986 (original serigraph)
Mandala, 1986 (original serigraph)

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Navajo, 2004 (oil on canvas)
Navajo, 2004 (oil on canvas)

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Periphery, 2003 (mixed media)
Periphery, 2003 (mixed media)

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Super Symmetry, 2006 (acrylic on board)
Super Symmetry, 2006 (acrylic on board)

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Ta'Xewra Malta, 2007 (acrylic on canvas)
Ta'Xewra Malta, 2007 (acrylic on canvas)

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The Buddha, 1986 (original serigraph)
The Buddha, 1986 (original serigraph)

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Uctio No. 18, 2003 (acrylic on canvas)
Uctio No. 18, 2003 (acrylic on canvas)

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Cubismo, 2002 (acrylic on canvas)
Cubismo, 2002 (acrylic on canvas)

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Dot Matrix, 2007 (acrylic on paper)
Dot Matrix, 2007 (acrylic on paper)

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Hexagonal Template, 2007 (acrylic on paper)
Hexagonal Template, 2007 (acrylic on paper)

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McClure's Matrix, 2007 (acrylic on paper)
McClure's Matrix, 2007 (acrylic on paper)

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Modular Matrix, 2006 (acrylic on paper)
Modular Matrix, 2006 (acrylic on paper)

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Oval, 2006 (collage & acrylic on paper)
Oval, 2006 (collage & acrylic on paper)

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Overlaying Grids, 2007 (acrylic on paper)
Overlaying Grids, 2007 (acrylic on paper)

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Fire Dance, 2008 (acrylic on canvas board)
Fire Dance, 2008 (acrylic on canvas board)

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Fusion, 2008 (acrylic on canvas board)
Fusion, 2008 (acrylic on canvas board)

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Hexiamonds, 2008 (acrylic on canvas board)
Hexiamonds, 2008 (acrylic on canvas board)

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Six by Six, 2008 (acrylic on canvas board)
Six by Six, 2008 (acrylic on canvas board)

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Chromatic Rondo, 2008 (coloured drawing)
Chromatic Rondo, 2008 (coloured drawing)

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Collage Overlay, 2008 (mixed media)
Collage Overlay, 2008 (mixed media)

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Hexagrams, 2009 (acrylic on canvas)
Hexagrams, 2009 (acrylic on canvas)

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Inside Out, 2009 (acrylic on canvas)
Inside Out, 2009 (acrylic on canvas)

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Linkage, 2008 (acrylic on canvas)
Linkage, 2008 (acrylic on canvas)

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New Year, 2009 (acrylic on canvas)
New Year, 2009 (acrylic on canvas)

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Striped Triptych, 2009 (acrylic on board)
Striped Triptych, 2009 (acrylic on board)

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Knights Talisman, 2011 (acrylic on board)
Knights Talisman, 2011 (acrylic on board)

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Squares, 2011 (acrylic on board)
Squares, 2011 (acrylic on board)

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Time...Order...Chaos. 1984, Collage
Time...Order...Chaos. 1984, Collage

PHM992500: © Peter McClure / Bridgeman Images

CLOUD-NINE (No.6).2012, (photo montage)
CLOUD-NINE (No.6).2012, (photo montage)

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SQUARE FIXATION.2013, (digital image)
SQUARE FIXATION.2013, (digital image)

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GEOMETRIST: ISAAC NEWTON...PIX-ELATED.2014
GEOMETRIST: ISAAC NEWTON...PIX-ELATED.2014

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WALKING LINE.1997, (pastel on paper)
WALKING LINE.1997, (pastel on paper)

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BYZANTIUM. YEAR X, (pastel on paper)
BYZANTIUM. YEAR X, (pastel on paper)

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OVERLAY.86, (screen print)
OVERLAY.86, (screen print)

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KALEIDOSCOPE, POSTER. 2005
KALEIDOSCOPE, POSTER. 2005

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BLAST FROM THE PAST, POSTER. 2007
BLAST FROM THE PAST, POSTER. 2007

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BLUE ON BLUE, 2014, (digital image)
BLUE ON BLUE, 2014, (digital image)

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RED BORDELINE, 2014, (digital image)
RED BORDELINE, 2014, (digital image)

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SCRAFFITO TRIPYYCH, 2013, (photo montage)
SCRAFFITO TRIPYYCH, 2013, (photo montage)

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ZIETGEIST TRIPTYCH, 2013, (photo montage)
ZIETGEIST TRIPTYCH, 2013, (photo montage)

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ZIGLUE, 2013, (digital image)
ZIGLUE, 2013, (digital image)

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ARIZONA WORKSHOP, 2014, (PHOTOGRAPH)
ARIZONA WORKSHOP, 2014, (PHOTOGRAPH)

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ARIZONA ICON, 2014, (PHOTOGRAPH)
ARIZONA ICON, 2014, (PHOTOGRAPH)

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ARIZONA MONTEZUMA CASTLE, 2014, (PHOTOGRAPH)
ARIZONA MONTEZUMA CASTLE, 2014, (PHOTOGRAPH)

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STRIPED TRIPTYCH No.6, 2003, (PAINTING)
STRIPED TRIPTYCH No.6, 2003, (PAINTING)

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HARTLEPOOL CHRISTMAS, 2015, (PHOTOGRAPH)
HARTLEPOOL CHRISTMAS, 2015, (PHOTOGRAPH)

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INSIDE OUT AND UPSIDE DOWN, 2016, (COLLAGE)
INSIDE OUT AND UPSIDE DOWN, 2016, (COLLAGE)

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LOW TIDE HARTLEPOOL, 2016, (PHOTOGRAPH)
LOW TIDE HARTLEPOOL, 2016, (PHOTOGRAPH)

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DURHAM COAST No.1, 2015, (PHOTOGRAPH}
DURHAM COAST No.1, 2015, (PHOTOGRAPH}

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VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.1, 1970's, (PHOTOGRAPH)
VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.1, 1970's, (PHOTOGRAPH)

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VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No. 2, 1989, (PHOTOGRAPH)
VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No. 2, 1989, (PHOTOGRAPH)

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VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.3, 1985, (PHOTOGRAPH)
VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.3, 1985, (PHOTOGRAPH)

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VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.4, 1985, (PHOTOGRAPH)
VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.4, 1985, (PHOTOGRAPH)

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VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.5, 1986, (PHOTOGRAPH)
VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.5, 1986, (PHOTOGRAPH)

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VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.6, 1975, (PHOTOGRAPH)
VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.6, 1975, (PHOTOGRAPH)

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VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.7, 1974 (PHOTOGRAPH)
VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.7, 1974 (PHOTOGRAPH)

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VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.8, 1988, (PHOTOGRAPH)
VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.8, 1988, (PHOTOGRAPH)

PHM3100293: © Peter McClure / Bridgeman Images

VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.9, 1987, (PHOTOGRAPH)
VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.9, 1987, (PHOTOGRAPH)

PHM3100294: © Peter McClure / Bridgeman Images

VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.10, 1989, (PHOTOGRPH)
VINTAGE B&W PHOTO No.10, 1989, (PHOTOGRPH)

PHM3100295: © Peter McClure / Bridgeman Images

SILENT MELODY, 2017, ACRYLIC ON PAPER
SILENT MELODY, 2017, ACRYLIC ON PAPER

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UP AND OVER, 2017, ACRYLIC ON PAPER
UP AND OVER, 2017, ACRYLIC ON PAPER

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ANSWER IS 42. MALTA, 2017, ACRYLIC ON PAPER
ANSWER IS 42. MALTA, 2017, ACRYLIC ON PAPER

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FRONT ELEVATION, 2017, DIGITAL DRAWING
FRONT ELEVATION, 2017, DIGITAL DRAWING

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TIN YAN, 2017, COLLAGE
TIN YAN, 2017, COLLAGE

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COMPOSITE FIDELITY, 2017, ACRYLIC ON PAPER
COMPOSITE FIDELITY, 2017, ACRYLIC ON PAPER

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NATIVE AMERICAN, 2017 (acrylic on paper)
NATIVE AMERICAN, 2017 (acrylic on paper)

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DRAWING CIRCLES, 2017, DIGITAL DRAWING
DRAWING CIRCLES, 2017, DIGITAL DRAWING

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MOTHER EARTH, 2017, DIGITAL COLLAGE
MOTHER EARTH, 2017, DIGITAL COLLAGE

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BASIC DERIVATIVE, 2017, SIMULATED WOODBLOCK
BASIC DERIVATIVE, 2017, SIMULATED WOODBLOCK

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CHOCKER BLOCK, 2017, DIGITAL PAINTING
CHOCKER BLOCK, 2017, DIGITAL PAINTING

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HOTTENTOT, 2017, (COLLAGE)
HOTTENTOT, 2017, (COLLAGE)

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ISOMETRIC COMPOSITION 2017
ISOMETRIC COMPOSITION 2017

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APOCALYPSE 2017
APOCALYPSE 2017

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BETRAYAL & AFTERMATH 2017
BETRAYAL & AFTERMATH 2017

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TRANSMUTATION 2017
TRANSMUTATION 2017

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MELLOW DRAMA 2017
MELLOW DRAMA 2017

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MUASDALE COLLAGE 2017
MUASDALE COLLAGE 2017

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WHAT IS THE MAGIC SUM. 2017
WHAT IS THE MAGIC SUM. 2017

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PARADISO. 2017
PARADISO. 2017

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SUMMER BREEZE. 2017
SUMMER BREEZE. 2017

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IT IS A GREY DAY.2017
IT IS A GREY DAY.2017

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KIWI TOTEM. 2017
KIWI TOTEM. 2017

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KANDINSKY... WHERE ART THOU?. 2017
KANDINSKY... WHERE ART THOU?. 2017

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IMPOSSIBLE BUILDING. 2017
IMPOSSIBLE BUILDING. 2017

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ASCENDANT. 2017
ASCENDANT. 2017

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ESCHER... WHERE ART THOU? 2017
ESCHER... WHERE ART THOU? 2017

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GEOMETRIC BASQUIAT. 2017
GEOMETRIC BASQUIAT. 2017

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STRAIGHT LINE REBOUND. 2017
STRAIGHT LINE REBOUND. 2017

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CORPUSCULAR MOVEMENT. 2017
CORPUSCULAR MOVEMENT. 2017

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MAORI EYES. 2017
MAORI EYES. 2017

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MAORI FREIZE. 2018
MAORI FREIZE. 2018

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YELLOW FISH... GREEN MOON. 2018
YELLOW FISH... GREEN MOON. 2018

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PAN'S LABYRINTH. 2017
PAN'S LABYRINTH. 2017

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KINTYRE... PLUS.1
KINTYRE... PLUS.1

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KINTYRE... PLUS.2
KINTYRE... PLUS.2

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KINTYRE... PLUS.3
KINTYRE... PLUS.3

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KINTYRE...PLUS.4
KINTYRE...PLUS.4

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KINTYRE...PLUS.5 (IS IT ART)
KINTYRE...PLUS.5 (IS IT ART)

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KINTYRE... PLUS. 6
KINTYRE... PLUS. 6

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KINTYRE... PLUS. 7
KINTYRE... PLUS. 7

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KINTYRE... PLUS. 8
KINTYRE... PLUS. 8

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KINTYRE... PLUS.9
KINTYRE... PLUS.9

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KINTYRE... PLUS.10
KINTYRE... PLUS.10

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KINTYRE...PLUS. 11
KINTYRE...PLUS. 11

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KINTYRE... PLUS.12
KINTYRE... PLUS.12

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KINTYRE... PLUS.13
KINTYRE... PLUS.13

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KINTYRE... PLUS.14
KINTYRE... PLUS.14

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KINTYRE... PLUS.15
KINTYRE... PLUS.15

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KINTYRE... PLUS. 16
KINTYRE... PLUS. 16

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KINTYRE... PLUS. 17
KINTYRE... PLUS. 17

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KINTYRE... PLUS. 18
KINTYRE... PLUS. 18

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KINTYRE... PLUS. 19
KINTYRE... PLUS. 19

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KINTYRE... PLUS. 20
KINTYRE... PLUS. 20

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SOUTH SEA VISION. TRIPTYCH
SOUTH SEA VISION. TRIPTYCH

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BLACK WHITE & RED COMPOSIT OF CIRCLES
BLACK WHITE & RED COMPOSIT OF CIRCLES

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BYZANTIUM. YEAR X
BYZANTIUM. YEAR X

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UCTIO MARCH 2018
UCTIO MARCH 2018

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DIAGONAL TRIPTYCH ENHANCED 2018
DIAGONAL TRIPTYCH ENHANCED 2018

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ENDLESS PATH ENHANCED 2018
ENDLESS PATH ENHANCED 2018

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EQUITY VERSION TWO 2018
EQUITY VERSION TWO 2018

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RENDITION 2006
RENDITION 2006

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SIX by SIX 2018
SIX by SIX 2018

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CROSSED SQUARES 2018
CROSSED SQUARES 2018

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LEGION. 2019
LEGION. 2019

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VIO-LENCE. 2019
VIO-LENCE. 2019

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MANDALA. 2019
MANDALA. 2019

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BLUE BOX. 2019
BLUE BOX. 2019

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COVER-UP. 2019
COVER-UP. 2019

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HAY-STACK. 2019
HAY-STACK. 2019

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ROSHI. 2019
ROSHI. 2019

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PORTICO. 2019
PORTICO. 2019

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PHM6295385: Bridgeman Images

END GAME. 20-20
END GAME. 20-20

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