Friday 31 March 2017
It’s Complicated is an exhibition celebrating contemporary painting. The diverse nature of the participating artist’s work highlights the great breadth of the medium – from abstract to figurative, from subtle watercolour to gestural oil painting, from cool and conceptual, to expressive and experimental. It’s Complicated features tightly-controlled realist painting, hard-edged abstraction, the more gestural and visceral, and a number of interesting stops in between.
In essence, the act of painting is a simple one. Yet there are so many decisions to be made and the artist’s relationship with their work thus becomes increasingly complex. It’s Complicated may also offer a clue into why artists choose to use paint above other media to express their ideas and explore possibilities.
In addition to the exhibition a number of the participants will be opening their studios on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of April, giving members of the public an opportunity to have a closer look at the working process of artists.