Miles Spence Art Retrospective 1941-2011
Paperback | English
Miles Spence still works on a panoramic canvas–his interests and talents ranging from music to drawing, poetry and writing, outrageous word play and a huge delight in improvisation, hence his fondness for jazz of which he is no mean exponent. His wayward wit and idiosyncratic literary style have reflections I think in his art; ”it’s all geometry” he asserts. His quirky humour finds further outlet even in the titles given to some of his paintings: I’ve scene the light and Let’s have a gecko.
There is a remarkably effervescent quality about the way his mind works and this is constantly evidenced in his writing style and unexpected conjunctions in his canvases. He is an exemplar of Orwell’s well worn quote about ‘all being equal, but some more equal than others.’
Have no doubt, Miles Spence falls firmly into this category.
Christopher Vine, 2013