Koi Kohaku and Taisho Sanke Yin Yang
by Gordon Lavender
Gordon Lavender is a British painter, from Liverpool, in whose work we can recognise a strong inspiration in Asian Koi painting and Koi art altogether. This inspiration of Asia, actually far East, Japan in particular is maintained through fresh, varied composition of a painting, which before else seduces you with its minimalistic beauty. There is no doubt that Lavender has stepped into a deep field of beauty and that his amplitude is a harvest of high inspiration and endless talent. Sometimes it might appear to you that his works communicate brilliantly with Pop Art, with Minimalism and of course with Fantasy. That is not an illusion, because the painter is truly taken by Koi art but above all he is an outstanding postmodern visual artist.
Paintings by Lavender will not leave you cold. Actually, the touch of beauty which is powerful yet gentle and multi-meaningful easily seduces the viewer which is a rare talent.