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Black Bloores

In 1980, when Bloore discovered architects' drafting tapes he shot off in a new direction. He had been doing oil sketches on blocks of watercolour paper. With these tapes used as resists and Sumi ink applied with brushes he could make black space and draw with the revealed paper. These explorations contributed a new language of forms Bloore would paint with in the future, especially in the nineties. The use of dark backgrounds returned in the major paintings in his late works from 2004 onwards.

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More Black Inkworks viewable
in the Meridian Show pages.

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Black Inkworks viewable
in the Peterborough pages

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And three Black Paintings viewable
in the "Baby Bloore" pages

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