Beneath The Surface

Beneath The Surface was curated by Newport International Airspace and received funding from The Project Space. It featured a gallery space, shop and was the venue for evening performances.

The regeneration of Newport city centre was the inspiration behind the series of mixed media paintings. 

At the time, I was looking at artists Sandra Blow (1925-2006), Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) and Japanese philosophy Kintsugi (the mending of broken ceramics with a mixture of gold powder).

Sketches of the building construction were initially made from the safety and high vantage point of The Chartist Tower and the photography archive of developers Bowmer & Kirkland. 

 Each painting is 30cm * 30cm, Oil, Paper and Gold Leaf on Canvas.