GARY HUME’S painting here has very strong contrasts, whereas SARAH SPACKMAN seems to fill the negative space so that it can almost be another positive space. SUE READ’S Shell & Egg has a very dark negative space which brings the objects she has painted into sharper relief, but the Egg on Roses has a busy background which complements the main objects. LILLIAS AUGUST makes quaint collections, often the background has some reference to the object she describes, though not in Nine Keys as far as I am aware.
JAN HARDISTY sometimes photographs objects to make still lives. He experimented using paper, folded only once, to create the image of three dimensional objects, playing with the idea of positive and negative space.