In the Studio

Two new pieces that are to be exhibited in the Hearth Gallery, Llandough from 9th July - August 1st, along with work from the other artists working at Kings Road Yard Studios. Working on the backs of reappropriated carpet tiles, I begin with some expressive mark-making using gloss house paint. This is viscous enough to … Continue reading In the Studio

New Work

Once again using set parameters of reclaimed tile 50x50cm, and circular form, I am continuing to experiment with elements of relief using plaster and glue to create texture (inspired by Ernst's experiments). The composition, apart from these self-defined limits, is automatic. “The joy in every successful metamorphosis conforms . . . with the intellect’s age-old … Continue reading New Work

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