NICK HAIS ‘Stacked Plastic Chairs 3’ 22 x 32 in / 56 x 81 cm    Acrylic on Canvas   2017
Like partly opened fans, two sets of carelessly stacked plastic chairs arc across the  painting in opposite directions. Containing areas of strong colour and areas of tonal  subtleties found in white objects bathed in light, the space is opened out and articulated by the seat on the right hand side with the rippling streaks of light on its surface. The eye is taken from left to right and then drawn back again by the opposing smaller chair backs.  Each one in the main group of chairs casts a shadow on to the next, creating a  secondary set of related colour/shapes and a more dynamic pictorial balance results  because the chairs are stacked slightly clumsily.