Almost Black and White number 10


  • Medium: Oil, ink and collage on paper (300gm Fabriano Artistico)
  • Size: 56 x 65 cm
  • Date: 16 July, 2018
  • Frame: yes
  • Shipping container: box



Images of the mind are impossible to tie down. They change the moment I begin to make marks on the painting surface. The marks themselves begin suggesting something else. The numbers (as titles) do not indicate the order in which the works were made. They serve as designations only. I believe that the use of numbers in place of titles should prevent the viewer searching for a subject.

I have long been intrigued by the collages of the Cubist’s. particularly their use of ordinary things for their texture and surprise. The concern I have is that I don’t want people to read the text that is in the image. Instead I want the texture of small text to involve them because they see something familiar in an different context.

Andrew Aarons Almost Black & White No 9Almost Black and White number 11