I drew Revolver back in 2005, it’s one of the earliest studies from the project, and one that forms the basis for much of what has been drawn since, especially with regard to the idea of using a square format, and a circular line. Unlike later works, there are no glazes or transparencies here, simply the line work in motion, captured at a particular moment in time. The studies are off centre, a little off kilter, and that tension, I think, is where the interest lies. Building on work pioneered by Kenneth Noland, amongst many others, the Revolver series clearly riffs on the 60’s Op moment, but also progresses it with a new, more complex, treatment of the line work, and pays particular attention to the way the colours are handled. There’s a confidence in the minimalism here too, which has perhaps now given way to a more complex, more detailed approach, that perhaps lacks the immediacy of these early studies. That tension between the beauty of minimalist simplicity and the intrigue of complex mathematical figuration is certainly something that’s worth thinking more about over the coming years.