NICK HAIS ‘The Red Table’ or ’Seven Café Table Tops’ 24 x 42 in / 61 x 107 cm    Acrylic on Canvas   2016
At first this painting of seven café table tops appears as a controlled and balanced  arrangement of circular overlapping abstract forms. Observed a little more closely, the  circles become table tops that appear to float above a paved floor. The density of the  flat colours arranged in a carefully considered distribution contrast vividly with the  complex more muted background which punctures the space and creates a sense of  depth.