Spring Open Exhibition

Opening of 'Mutable', the spring open exhibition at Cardiff MADE gallery last night. You can view all the work here. Featuring 22 Welsh and Wales-based artists, the work encompasses the theme 'mutable' with reference to nature, marking the arrival of Spring, and within the wider context of climate, seasons, ecology and world change. 4 April … Continue reading Spring Open Exhibition

Janet Sobel: 20th Century Woman

“It is not easy to paint. It is very strenuous. But it’s something you’ve got to do if you have the urge". - Janet Sobel. This exhibition at The Gallery of Everything on Chiltern Street features over 30 astonishing works on paper by the acclaimed/reclaimed figuratist, impressionist, surrealist and abstract expressionist artist Janet Sobel (1893 – 1968). Like … Continue reading Janet Sobel: 20th Century Woman

New Work

I have been revisiting Max Ernst's work, specifically his frottage, grattage and coulage techniques that prioritised automatism. Using his grattage (scraping) technique, Ernst covered his canvases completely with pattern and then interpreted the images that emerged, thus allowing texture to suggest composition in a spontaneous fashion. In The Forest the artist probably placed the canvas … Continue reading New Work