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Three Circles in Squares 1967
Oil on wood construction
Signed, dated, numbered 67/ 2 & inscribed verso
32 x 26 ins 82 x 66.5 cms

Exhibited: Penwith Gallery, St Ives, 1967
Edinburgh Festival, 1967
Sheviock Gallery, 1970
Penwith Society, 1970

By 1967 Wells had arrived at a position of the utmost simplicity of forms and means of expression, reducing the image to a few repeated shapes and combined colours. In this work, a rare relief, the proportion of the circles to the squares remains consistent but each is treated in a different colour to create an undefined and ambiguous spatial sense. The interior of the middle sized square is painted with a pure cobalt blue whilst the larger square is applied with a mixture of cobalt blue and white. Following its extended exhibition history, Wells repainted a number of sections in 1972.

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