Seemingly compelled by a need to move forward Vincent Hawkins’ paintings are characterised by a feeling of experimentation that borders on restlessness.
This unwillingness (or perhaps inability) to settle means Hawkins’ practice is never static, never predictable. This is, of course, a great strength. Constant questing is risky but success makes it worth it and Hawkins’ hit rate is high. Paintings take from their predecessors, processes adapt and morph and the results are exciting.