The series itself is about reflection, and the result of breaking things down to fundamentals. Sueme is inspired by recreation, the idea of leisure and play - sports, architecture and nature - you can see a bit of that in his new series but more in a subtle, indirect way. A departure from the graphic landscapes in his previous series Arena, the new work zooms in to focus on the essence of form. The colour palette ranges from high contrast, to subtle neutral and off-white. The selection of these colours aims to capture the zeitgeist of our modern landscape - a fresh take on primary tones and in-between values. The result looks at a new association with colour, memory, and how we personally identify with them. Through the creative process, Sueme works on top of under-paintings that vary in complexity. Forms are brought forward and then pushed back, blurring the line between foreground and background. Retreat is a reference to the act of seeking leisure and rediscovering comfort in the act of painting. As the world becomes more developed, we begin to find satisfaction in wanting less. When we decide to tune out the noise we are left with the simple pleasures that bring us the joy we often overlook, or attempt to complicate.