An exhibition featuring four artists; Hanna ten Doorkaat, Elfyn Lewis, Jai Llewellyn and Ele Pack.
Hanna ten Doornkaat’s intricate drawings explore mark-making as compound memory. Constructed from layer upon layer of rectilinear geometries, obsessively serialised marks and lines, her work incorporates process as signifier of human response to both the experiential, as defined by materials and memory, and the mind’s abstract construction of form and meaning.
Elfyn Lewis Surfaces are layered with paint that overflows, dripping. Congested, thick impasto paint has been pushed and forced to create a painting, which is also an object of desire. These paintings are layered time after time until the upper layer explodes and transforms from its volcanic creation into a vivid landscape. These are eruptions of colour and beauty intended to transfix the viewer.
Jai Llewellyn‘s paintings are about the process of mark making, the history of a line seen through an abstract picture of the future. Llewellyn works between painting and printmaking with no hierarchy, each discipline informs the other, both focusing on the relationships and juxtapositions of old and new, growth and decay, construction and deconstruction.
Ele Pack Using pattern and mark to create rhythm, Pack uses a range of materials; paint, pencil, fabric, collage, metallics, and build up the paintings in a very organic way overlaying layers of paint, mark and collage to build up the pictorial space. This creates glimpses, hidden spaces, things half_ shown, suggested. Pack uses delicate layers of texture, drawing and colour to create an ambiguous space. The image is then worked and re_worked until the image is “found”. Only when a balance and integration is achieved the painting is finished.