Video studio visit with painter Vincent Hawkins where he discusses his recent works on "cardboard and oval-shaped supports." Hawkins notes his interest in "releasing some of the forms out of the constriction of the edge and trying to release it into the environment rather than containing it within the edge of the format of the the rectilinear surface… I also wanted to make something of very meager means..."
Behnke writes that Hawkins' "work, seemingly playful and intuitive, rewards the attentive viewer as the aforementioned qualities give way to a painterly rigor and sophistication. The 'serious play' of Klee or Matisse is brought to mind but never overshadows Hawkins' own certain personality and unique pictorial vocabulary."
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