NICK HAIS ‘Do Not Deny Me Your Love’ 26 x 34 in / 66 x 86.5 cm    Acrylic on Canvas   2018
The structure of this painting relies on an elaborate interplay of predominantly  curved shapes which allow for a flowing passage for the eye through a complex of  counterbalancing directional forces. Unlike in many of my paintings, there is very little in  the way of cast or attached shadows, with the result that pattern much more than  pictorial space characterises the painting. The painting's subject matter gives rise to  questions about the nature and possibilities of different types and styles of depiction.