Time Lines

This series, Time Lines, completed in 2019, introduces schematic images to examine the linear concept of time or the understanding that we are constantly moving forward into the future and out of the past. They are a continuation and development of work produced in 2017-2018 and have integrated techniques developed in the earlier series.

I am interested in alternative explanations of time as more circular, or a phenomenon that is relative or even illusory. These explanations subvert the idea that art is progressing such that whatever is created today is superior to what went before. They challenge the idea of an Avant Garde that rejects the misapprehensions of the past, brings art boldly into the present day and charts its path into the future.

Time Lines is inspired by European Neolithic images from from 7000 – 3500 BC.  While many artists have been interested in so called “primitive” artwork of either contemporary or ancient cultures, a closer study reveals the sophistication and skill of these ancient artists and art forms. Their simplification of images produced an abstract, symbolic, conceptual art that relates to contemporary artists’ striving to express timeless ideas. I will be continuing to produce work on this theme in 2020.

For a longer, more detailed  description see the recent post .

Here & Now, Marion-Lea Jamieson, December 2019, oil on canvas, 48" h x 36" w
Here & Now, Marion-Lea Jamieson, December 2019, oil on canvas, 48″ h x 36″ w

 

From Time to Time, 2019, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 40" h x 30" w
From Time to Time, 2019, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 40″ h x 30″ w

 

Now & Then, 2019, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 35" h x 42" w
Now & Then, 2019, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 35″ h x 42″ w

 

As It Were, 2019, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 35" h x 42" w
As It Were, 2019, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 35″ h x 42″ w

 

Heretofore. 2019, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 35" h x 42 " w
Heretofore. 2019, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 36″ h x 48 ” w

 

What It Is, 2019, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 42" h x 35" w
What It Is, 2019, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 42″ h x 35″ w

 

Though also inspired by an Old European Neolithic image, the following painting is in  a different style and is more like a transition between the Graven Images series and the Time Lines series.

In the Beginning, December 2019, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 48" h x 36" h,
In the Beginning, December 2019, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 48″ h x 36″ h,

 

 

Marion-Lea Jamieson is an artist and sculptor from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada