Abstracts



Stephen Little, author of 'ISMS-Understanding Art', published by Bloomsbury, states: "Myles-Lea's abstract works can be seen as the continuation of British Modernism - as though Pop Art, (which is widely seen as an American import), never happened. Even if he had not gained recognition as a figurative artist, his contribution to the British artistic tradition would be secured by his abstract works."

Although Jonathan Myles-Lea is more widely recognised for his paintings of country houses and gardens, in 2002, whilst living in Brussels, he began to create geometric abstract paintings in oils whilst he worked on portraits of properties in Belgium, Holland and Germany.


Inspired by northern European art, architecture and design he developed a new personal style which was also influenced by Cubism as well as the English artists Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth.

The University of London's list of Notable Alumni states: "In the arts field the university has produced the novelists Malcolm Bradbury, H.G. Wells, Thomas Hardy, Arthur C. Clarke, J.G. Ballard and the poet John Keats. Many artists have been associated with the university, including Jonathan Myles-Lea, and several of the leading figures in the Young British Artists movement, (The YBAs), including Ian Davenport, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst."




Abstracts in Situ




Chelsea Abstract
Oil on canvas
London
'Dukes Hotel Abstract'
Oil on canvas, 50" x 32"
Dukes Hotel, St James's
London
'NYC Abstract 4'
Linley Townhouse,
London
'NYC Abstract 6'
Linley Townhouse
London


'I-Ching Abstract'
Linley Townhouse
London
'I-Ching Abstract'
Linley Townhouse
London
'Brussels Abstract 2'
Linley Townhouse
London
'NYC Abstract 6'
Linley Townhouse
London


Portraits

Portraits in oils on gessoed linen in Myles-Lea's own ebonised frames.


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