This is the second annual exhibition focusing on three former students from the Leeds College of Art BA (Hons) Fine Art course, Abi Moffatt, Rosie Vohra and Rufus Newell who all graduated in 2013.
“The longer we live in this world, the more we blur the transition between our past and present. Our experiences fill our lives creating a bridge or bond between the two and life itself becomes more layered. My multi-layered drawings made with paint, wood, tape, graphite and printed ephemera are an act of thinking onto a surface with reference to my past and my current surroundings. Distilling my work down to the basic elements that connected me to drawing as a child is what holds my passion for drawing today and ultimately my drawings express an excitement and fear of working in the medium itself.”
“My work situates itself as a representation of the ambiguous. My work is influenced by the history of painting, in particular the evolving nature of abstraction within this medium. Interested in chance outcomes formed from the utilisation of abstract methods, my paintings involve the aesthetics of transcendental forms, through the application of expression, gesture and emotion.”
Image © Abi Moffatt
“I see my work as an investigation into drawing, in both two and three dimensions. It is through my drawings that I try to render visible the physical, intellectual and emotional space that makes my past comprehensive at the same time as it becomes irretrievably lost. I often work with a considered set of materials ranging from botanical ash, honey and fat to household paint and graphite. Bringing processes from the trades of building and cooking into my artistic practice helps to establish my own material and visual language. Throughout this process I attempt to let the work dictate to me allowing intuition, material property and personal experiences guide my choice of scale, colour and form.”
Image © Rufus Newell
- 29 October - 14 November 2014
- Blenheim Walk (Get Directions)