Artist in Residence: Gino Ballantyne
2018-2019 

 

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The Crucifixion

Drawing, Painting and Sound
by
BPC Artist in Residence
Gino Ballantyne
The Chancel
Until 4th July 2019
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Buckingham Parish Church and Gino are indebted to Professor Robert Cumming for his Patronage.



"The sadness of man's inhumanity to man and the moment of Jesus's expiration redeeming that inhumanity and offering a new journey to all."
Gino feels that he needs to go back again and again to the Chancel to remind himself of the nature of the space.  Ultimately, Gino wants to convey a sense of how he feels when he is in the church.  
The scale of the challenge resides in both the weight of religious art and the great paintings made by artists including those by Velasquez, Titian and  Rembrandt.  Gino feels this to be an important reason to make this painting  a response to a supreme challenge of form and content allied to a carefully considered response to the physical structure and nature of the space. 
During the residency Gino plans to run artist workshops for the church family and  local community, exhibit a small selection of drawings and make a live performance painting during one of the services.  

         
 

 

Further information about Gino can be found on his website: www.ginoballantyne.com