Slymblaas (Muccous Bladder) Digital Drawing 80x65 cm
Featured Artist Philip Pearson Jonah, is a biblical narrative describing in its simplest of terms the transformation of self, a transcendence dance; the self beyond. In this balanced piece, the pebble represents the body, a slight expansion of references to be found in Brancusi's muses and the relationship of form positioning to be found in the works of Alison wilding. the "boat" determines the whale; a boat has ribs it as skin, it has a spine, its aesthetic is beyond its utility; It narrates the journey. the boat in this case is of a clinker construction, an age old technique, utilises copper nails and roves to join lengths of wood together.
Pybus is a digital artists whose work takes on different themes using drawing as a basis of his expression . He developed his artist persona as Pybus and has been mixing digital media and drawing in the last few years.
"My work is a mixture between hand crafted and digital working back and forth between each other. My creative process can start with an idea which reflects a dream then I try to recreate it. My inspiration can come from anywhere I listen to a lot of dark wave and electronic music which certainly motivates me and I try to reflect that in my art. My inspirations are Dave Mckean, David Lynch, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Trent Reznor and Zdislaw Beksiński. " Pybus
Metamorphosis , liquid wax, ink and mixed media on paper48cm x 38cm
Polly's practice combines her interest in museology and her self-proclaimed amateur-scientist status with immediate observational responses produced 'in-situ’, and by collaborating with her rural environment she recreates experiences to represent the conditions of the landscape Cotton is transformed into a relic of London’s industry. By allowing rusty industrial artefacts, like buckles and nails, to shed in water, only their traces are left, mimicking the environment in which they were found: the Thames foreshore, and as these pieces once symbolised prosperity and trade, and in more basic terms, the movement of people globally, it seemed fitting this piece conveyed movement and portability. This idea took me outside to photograph the work, and subsequently the rusty objects became weights, being sown into the hems of the stained cotton to anchor the fabric from the wind, a trick originating in the 1800s to keep ladies garments shapely.
Uchenna draws on the eclectic imagery, colour and by his complex eye to create an extraordinary type of abstract surrealism that is unique. Inspired by dream, death, myth and dance he plays with dream-like images, line, colour, and movement to create vivid paintings that spring to life with vital energy. Swirling, curling and dancing across the canvas, graceful lines take centre stage in hisworks of varying abstraction.
Although many of the artist works delve into total abstraction, many others depict elegantly simplified figures, but each work, conjured in dreams, expresses the artist deep philosophical musings and inner psychological workings.