Young Masters: Focus on Painting|Oliver Jones

Flesh, with particular reference to the face is the main angle of critique throughout Oliver Jones’ work, acting as a social commentary and aiming to question notions of identity whilst scrutinising the subtle variations, colours, structures and complexities of its surface. His current work examines the way the media and industry advertise, manipulate and exploit the image of…

Young Masters: Focus on Painting|Juegen Wolf

Juergen Wolf’s work takes an ironic look at icons, taboos and the menaces of the civilized world, moments of luck, of sadness, impressions of historical and political reality, sporting events and fragments of mental abyss. These painted stories are compiled from all walks of human experience, assembled without hierarchy and thus grant a special importance to each singular moment.…

Young Masters: Focus on Painting|Eleanor Watson

Eleanor Watson reflects on found photographs of manmade spaces and re-tells them in paint; hoarding aspirational domestic interiors and gardens which are part of a collective imagery of common desires. What is immediately familiar and recognisable is left uncertain by the flattened rendering of the objects and the incongruous use of colour. The inhabitants are absent; neither anticipated nor…

Young Masters: Focus on Painting|Dene Leigh

Using the painterly techniques of the Old Masters to create a collaged effect, Dene Leigh’s paintings attempt to imagine life through the eyes of his grandfather, who after suffering a major stroke, lived the rest of his life with impaired facial recognition, impaired object perception and impaired language. Despite this, his sense of touch and vision were unaffected;…