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Abstract Thoughts

Breaking free of the need to represent reality in art, abstraction is often seen as a means to explore the emotional and spiritual effect that form and colour can express.  The transcendental, the contemplative and the timeless are themes that emerge across all of the works.  Each deserves close scrutiny to reveal the sensuous use of colour, strength of composition and profound poetry of representation found in these images.

Taking the City

Taking the City

The complexities of contemporary urban life underpin the ideas found in this collection.  Over one half of the world’s population now live in cities – and it is now the built environment rather than the natural that most influences our evolution. Artists draw upon the landscape, texture and experience of the city to offer insights into what it means to be an increasingly urban society.

 
POP!

POP!

Since the emergence of mass-communication the visual is increasingly used as a tool to communicate complex ideas at great speed. Drawing on graphic design, advertising and popular culture references, the works in this collection exemplify the power of the image in the contemporary world. The visual takes precedence over text to convey the message, with bold graphics, vibrant colour palettes and mesmerising patterning creating artworks that pulsate with wit and vitality.

 
The Long View

The Long View

The works in this collection capture the immense tradition of landscape painting in art through a contemporary lens.  Landscape painting has historically bestowed an idealised representation of the natural world. However in The Long View the artists’ vision is the driving force – places, memories and dreams are woven together in a way that captures the raw emotive experience of the landscape and its power to deeply influence the human spirit.