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PRISM COMES TO BRISTOL 9 APRIL - 30th APRIL 2016

 

Hot on the heels of my exhibition PRISM at the Fitzrovia Gallery in London, I am now bringing my exhibition of giclee prints to the Grant Bradley Gallery, in Bedminster, Bristol. The exhibition, which runs from Saturday 9th to Saturday 30th April, features work from a year-long process of image design and printmaking. 

My particular obsession with colour and form began two years ago when I embarked on a series of raw acrylic spray-painted canvases. The pieces had a purity and vibrancy that were both impactful and strongly evocative, often encouraging the viewer to project their own narrative onto the paintings. They were exhibited at the Grant Bradley Gallery in December 2014 as part of a group show.

PRISM has taken me in a different direction, I wanted to work with figurative images and more recognisable forms, but then use colour to subvert and transform familiar objects, and challenge viewer perceptions. 

Using a number of techniques, including photography, screen printing and digital manipulation, my method involves an intense process of superimposition, refraction and deconstruction. The resulting images remain familiar, but through the rearrangement of colour, boundaries and textures, they are transformed into more abstract forms. Reminiscent of Warhol-style pop art images, the collection portrays a diverse range of subjects. 

I use a number of processes in my work, but I am above all an image-maker. For me what matters is the end product. I like my images to be visually arresting, and sometimes thought provoking, but fundamentally something you want to hang on your wall!

The private view will be held on Friday 8th April from 6pm and all are welcome.  

Exhibition opens to the public 9th April -30th April

The Grant Bradley Gallery
Number 1 St Peter's Court, 
Bedminster Parade, 
Bristol 
BS3 4AQ

 

PRISM - A PRIVATE VIEW AT THE FITZROVIA GALLERY 29.01.2016

The Fitzrovia Gallery, London, hosted my private view ahead of the official opening of my exhibition PRISM. It was a great night with an enthusiastic crowd responding well to my new pieces. I even sold a few! Thanks to all who attended and gave their support. The exhibition runs to 11th March, so catch it while you can.

Patrick Astwood                                                                                         

The Fitzrovia Gallery

139 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 5EN