Upcoming Exhibition
2nd July – 29th July 2022

 

 

NEIL DAVIES

‘Walking the Dog’

 

MATTHEW CHAMBERS

‘2022’

 

 

Neil Davies – ‘Walking the Dog’

 

In 2020, Neil Davies and his family acquired their first dog, a Border Beagle puppy named Obi. Having to walk a lively puppy twice a day has meant getting to know the immediate locality better than ever before, exploring each and every footpath in all directions within a couple of miles of their house, and taking time to notice the smaller details of the Penwith landscape. As a result, this new collection of paintings is an intimate study of nature on the artist’s doorstep – with a few jaunts further afield as Obi’s size and enthusiasm have increased.

“Walking the same paths so regularly, there is an even greater awareness of the passing of time and the small changes and details which occur on a daily basis as the seasons progress: one day the gorse by the gate up the lane is in bud – two days later and it is blazing in all its glory. There was an assumption that I was very familiar with my immediate locality – I had walked the fields, footpaths and cliff paths many times over the years, and I thought there were no surprises left.  How wrong I was! Walking at Obi’s pace, stopping, doubling back, pausing to chat to other dog owners, I have been forced to look more closely and more often. This new way of looking and noticing has resulted in a deeper understanding of and affection for my home turf, which I hope I have managed to convey in this collection of paintings”. Neil Davies May 2022

 

 

 

 

 

View Neil’s full collection here

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Matthew Chambers- ‘2022’

 

Matthew Chambers is known for his distinctive sculptural ceramics, in which layers of coloured clay enclose more and more layers in a way that defies both physical and visual logic. Each work is constructed from individually thrown circular sections, enhanced by a subtle palette of stains and oxides, which are then combined to form concentric designs inspired by the ordered beauty of geometry and constructivist art. Matthew’s extraordinary works are the result of his highly accomplished technical precision and understanding of form, and have advanced the possibilities of ceramic art beyond previously accepted boundaries. This new collection specifically explores the art-historical tradition of the Mandorla used in religious art, in which two circles overlap to form an almond shaped ‘aura’ surrounding a holy figure.

Matthew Chambers is a graduate of the Bath School of Art & Design, an MA graduate of the Royal College of Art, and in 2006 he was awarded the Ceramic Review Prize at Ceramic Art London.

 

 

View Matthew’s full collection here