From the Film Maker
When I saw ‘Van Gogh’s Chair’ I was struck by how strongly it exemplified the austerity of his life, the rigour of his art, and the solitude and loneliness that it imposed upon him. I have tried to capture this overarching sense of loneliness and emptiness in my simple observational film about David, an old man who grapples with the loss of his wife Lesley. Visually, Van Gogh’s trademark yellow and blue hues were used to signify the warmth of the dream contrasted with a colder reality. The film is an Impressionist pastiche where sound, music and colour come together to evoke memory and mood, happiness and sadness, dream and reality.
A piece inspired by Vincent van Gogh, Van Gogh’s Chair, 1888