The Whole Earth – Biggs & Collings

On a recent short trip to London I was fortunate to have some time to visit the current exhibition The Whole Earth by Biggs & Collings.

In their own words Biggs & Collings believe colour and form can produce structural space that is like observable reality, and instead of depicting recognizable objects they use colour, pattern and repetition to create complex images that seem to them to be truthful about the sensation of seeing.

With titles derived from The Bibles’ Book of Genesis, The Whole Earth is a series of eight paintings showcasing at London’s Vigo Gallery. Strongly influenced by Biggs’ work with mosaics, clearly there are references to many styles in these paintings from Islamic art through to modernism as the eight intricately woven paintings of shimmering geometric forms and soft colours radiate on the gallery walls. A real visual feast for the eyes with each carefully crafted part of the whole appearing to be hand laid into the canvas with soul.

Biggs & Collings  - The Philistines' Land

Biggs & Collings - The Philistines' Land

A must see exhibition in a wonderful and friendly gallery space and the free 16 page newspaper which accompanies the show was a special touch.

Vigo Gallery, First Floor, 22 Old Bond Street, London
12th January – 10th February 2012

Vigo Gallery – Biggs & Collings – The Whole Earth



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