Earth is blue and theres nothing I can do - David
Colouring In is
the inaugural show at Transition and features new figurative painting
from five recent Central St Martins MA graduates.
Arguably the best
bit about painting is the colouring in, that glorious time when
the ideas have been mapped out and initial procedures completed.
This unadulterated delight in the medium is reflected in the joyful,
unfettered painting on show. Defying academic categorisation painting
here is used as a playspace to explore fantasy, desire and political
concerns. However its not all Wham bam thank you mam
there is a kind of new quietism abroad here. It is this uniquely
girly subversion that makes for thoroughly refreshing and powerful
Shows paintings from her one a day series. A collection of miniature
gems that convert the foibles of everyday life into a treasure trove
of the eclectic.
Makes paintings pure and simple. Straight from the painting
class armed with a handful of snapshots this work is a reaffirmation
of the joy of the medium. Captured moments of the everyday coloured
with a palette of muted jewel colours.
presents masked portraits which contain an enigmatic mystery
at the heart of their sleek exteriors. Caught off guard or stoically
iconic these figures project their own dreams on the space behind
recreates pages from The Argos catalogue but removes the commodities.
Liberating the gardens from their furniture and consumerist trappings,
the paintings comment on both anti-capitalism and the landscape
paints dreamy, dislocated landscapes, swirling with Van Gogh-esque
brushstrokes and distorted colours. These unsettling views of nature
conjure up disorientating visions of a world highlighted with fluorescent