“…although his colours are the fruit of observation, [he] does not aim to make them passively appropriate.”
— Claire Rendell on the artist David Tress, in a catalogue from 2002 “David Tress”, p53
1. Passively appropriate would seem to suggest that actively inappropriate colour could also be a thing.
2. I guess the Expressionists were onto that already.
3. The in-house art critic and I keep reading his name as David Trees, not Tress.