This Shimmering Space is a new collection of abstract works. Inspired by Brighton’s seafront, it explores the many contradictions inherent within our experience of the place. Executed with a palette of blacks and muted greys, the paintings intend to locate the perfect balance between emotional vastness, escape and restraint. Heavy, urban forms are juxtaposed with drizzling skies and hazy seas, which contrast with the queasy pinks of candy floss and Brighton Rock plus the mint green of the municipal paintwork. This Shimmering Space is a tribute to Brighton, its light, its dark, and all its variant shades of life between.
This Shimmering Space, MangeTout, 81 Trafalgar Street, Brighton. BN1 4EB.
Monday 10th October to Saturday 12th November 2017.
Private View: Thursday 13th October 6pm to 7.30pm
"This shimmering space, where imagination and reality intersect... this is where all love and tears and joy exist. This is the place, this is where we live." – Nick Cave, 20,000 Days on Earth.