Ross Sinclair is better known for his large-scale installations than for his painting. He would be the first to admit that he is not attempting to create a masterpiece in oils in the old tradition. However, he is determined in this exhibition (2006) to investigate the possibilities of how paint can be used by a contemporary artist who may use many materials at different times, rather than follow a long apprenticeship to just one medium.
“Without sounding too ridiculous about it, perhaps (it’s about) the transformative power of art, perhaps a reaffirmation of the importance of a single brush stroke, the joy and humanness of that action, this sense that you can still express some things, can still make this creative image to talk to people, to have a dialogue. I love the idea of just one mark, that joy of being creative, like kids, that unbridled imagination, when anything is possible.”