Tim visualises this by portraying a city street with the historical weight of society embedded in the walls and windows of buildings and pavements: the moments that remained captured throughout the changing of time.
He builds on his artwork with thin layers of paint, allowing him to overlay some layers while leaving others exposed. He, therefore, unearths moments of nuances while leaving behind traces of raw outbursts of feeling and movement. The use of layering and scumbling allows Looking Back to evoke a deep sense of complexity within the viewer.
Take a look at Devlin Tim’s ‘Looking Back’ and listen to the UJ Choir singing Moon River – text: Johnny Mercer music: Henry Mancini arranged for choir: Steve Zegree.