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Like Fiction by Alex Mcintyre 
ink and gesso on birch panel
Image size: H:100 cm x W:150 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:100 cm x W:150 cm x D:3.2cm
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Alex McIntyre, Like Fiction, ink and gesso on birch panel, 100 x 150cm. Completed in March 2020, Like Fiction, has its roots in journeys on foot in the countryside during winter whilst I was training for a half marathon. It is a response to the dreaminess of damp light, the muscly-ness and light bursts of winter clouds against dull gold fields and the dark grey and brown tones of naked trees. It is running up hills and across fields with the wind full in my face and chill, exhilarated skin. The texture of the raised gesso contrasts with polished smooth absences, it feels as though these thicker and thinner areas parallel the texture of clouds. Those moments where the sunlight is suppressed under denser cloud and then seems to burst through, vivid and glowing. Like Fiction named itself just as we went into lockdown.