Ella Clocksin - New Paintings at Rookley Manor Studio
Nov
15
to Nov 16

Ella Clocksin - New Paintings at Rookley Manor Studio

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I’m very happy to host this exhibition of Ella Clocksin’s new series of paintings at my studio at Rookley Manor, Isle of Wight. I have always had a special connection to her work and feel that her new body of work, which relates to our visual, internal and existential connection with nature, makes an important contribution to what a lot of us think currently about.

The opening will be Sat 15th No 2019 6.30pm, Ella will talk about her work in discussion with myself. There will be something small to eat and drinks afterwards so as to make contact and spend some time together. Please let me know if you intend to come so that we can prepare refreshments; there will be a Facebook event later on where you can select ‘Going’ (link to follow).

She says about her new work: ‘Forests in myth and story are both frightening and exciting. It is all too easy to get lost in the woods. They are places of testing and transformation. Of being lost. And found.
The project site is the ancient tracts of Wytham Woods, dating from the last Ice Age. Wytham is a University of Oxford research centre for woodland eco-systems.
The project touches on the ways we exist alongside, but also as part of, our landscape. We are part of the ecology we inhabit.
And the paintings are notations of that experience - neurological and sensory, poetic and metaphoric - of being deep in the woods. The painting practice responds directly to a living ecology, as the external landscape intersects with the internal landscape.’

Ella Clocksin, an artist, writer and tutor, lives and works in Oxford.

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Folium
Apr
27
to May 9

Folium

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An exhibition of paintings by von Brasch responding, in contemporary contexts, to alchemical motifs as to be found in Splendor Solis, a late Renaissance collection of book illuminations, which build an integral part of a manuscript dealing with psychological transformations.

The paintings for this show present a survey of von Brasch’s focus on this theme during the past decade; there will be a talk on how the ancient pictures in Splendor Solis, in the deep time of art, can still be of interest for contemporary art and ways of communication taking placer on a difficult to grasp border between the inside/outside of perception.

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Liminal
Oct
22
to Nov 2

Liminal

Private View October 22nd 7-9pm

My next show of paintings and drawings at Yellow Edge Gallery, a new gallery opened by artist Steve Buggle in Gosport. I believe Steve’s gallery project, nurtured by his enthusiasm and knowledge, will become an important venue here in the South. Link to the gallery here.

My upcoming show is called Liminal. The paintings and drawings are mapping thresholds, which deal with dynamics of contemporary identity that concern the perception of reality, the filters of associations, affects and memories, personal and impersonal. Continuously in motion, perceptions shape and shift the borders of identity and spread directly into the networks of society. While seemingly building stable images, they reflect the self between imagination and observation, between various screens and forces outside and inside. 

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