His approach to painting is a simple, if conceptual, one. A coloured ground on a well proportioned rectangle, which he divides, with one line, into a form. He then fills this form with a heavily pigmented acrylic black void. He takes his inspiration from the Ancient Greek myth of the first painting; a young maid of Corinth traces the silhouette of her lover onto a chamber wall, the eve before he departs for war. The story speaks of desire, loss, of a single moment and time eternal. Filter this straightforward approach and melodramatic tale though a mind steeped in late twentieth century pop culture, a good Canadian education, and a study of perception, you get Jeff Tutt’s theatrical abstractions.