John Bicknell : Fred Astaire and the stone thrower in a Diebenkorn Matisse landsdcape 2016 204 cm x 165 cm
John Bicknell is a painter whose work in the past thirty years has crossed between abstraction , figuration, film, the voice and performance. His work during the eighties and nineties centred on an exploration of abstraction and landscape. More recent work has developed a figurative narrative drawn from wide ranging sources and influences including film, theatre, the history of painting, and photo-journalism. He has worked in collaboration with artists, film-makers and actors.