Reflections from the different surfaces create a pattern which provides the  opportunity to develop a composition of energetic balance and structure in an  arrangement of interlocking colours and shapes. The  reflections from both horizontal and  vertical planes combine and contrast with each other within the restricted pictorial  space. This space is flattened, through the cropping of the objects depicted, and  creates a tension between pictorial surface and illusionistic depth.
NICK HAIS ‘Two Gondolas (Boats 37)’ 24 x 24 in  /  61 x 61 cm    Acrylic on Canvas   2010