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Abstraction: the early abstract paintings of Justin Bailey

• UNTITLED 1 & UNTITLED 2 •

This page show the type of work I was making from the mid 1980-mid 1990's. Around a decade.. I was trying to make an abstract language that was serious and frivilous at the same time. Symmetry, balance, colour, life-form, galaxies and geometry. Both canvases painted in 1986 Acrylic on canvas. 122 x 101 cms / 48" x 40"

• ORANGE PICTOGRAM • ORANGE PICT 2 •

Here's a couple of painting based on circuit board, computer channels and robotic, cyborg man/machine systems. Acrylic on canvas. 1986 122 x 61 cms / 48" x 24"

• GREEN RED DITPYCH •

Here's another painting based on systems and graffiti and circuit boards and semi-symmetry. But also colour balance. I painted this in 1986. Acrylic on canvas. 122 x 61 cms / 48" x 39"

• LANDSTRANGESCAPE • BOMBASTIC PAINTING •

Landstrangescape is a surreal abstract alnnscape of erotic dreams and coloured forms. Bombastic Painting is alas destroyed when I moved studio because it was a big painting and I moved into a much smaller space, it had to go. It's a shame, because it's a wild thing! Acrylic on canvas  (destroyed). 152 x 198 cms / 60" x 78" 1986.

• INTERNED •

Another big painting, which I made when I first moved into the Carpenter's Road studios in Hackney Wick, East London, with artists Tim Higgins and Neil Paterson. These studios were demolished to make way for the 2012 London Olympics. 1986 Acrylic on canvas.152 x 198 cms / 60" x 78"

• SPACEY STATION • THE IMPOSSIBLE POOHBOT •

Here's a couple of smaller paintings from a couple of years later and worked on slightly later. These are in oils and mixed media on canvas 60 x 60 cms / 23.5" x 23.5" 1988-2000

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