Art Space Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition that brings
together for the first time the work of three British artists known for
their highly distinctive vision.
Co-curated with Andrew Lambirth it is an exhibition that is intended to shed light on their idiosyncratic approach that will allow the work to be understood from a new and deeper perspective.
Three artists, three points of view, but the reason for bringing them together is to reveal the common ground between them, the shared quality of vision which makes them at once unique artists but nevertheless of a similar kind. All three are visionary painters, interpreting humanity and environment through the powerful filter of the imagination. Agar
is the most surrealist, Camp the most figurative, Collins the most spiritual. Each transcends the chosen subject to make strange and beguiling images that simply don’t fit the rules and imperatives of theModernist canon. Each is succinctly original and independent - but not in obvious ways. In the examples brought together in this exhibition, Agar investigates
the hallucinatory qualities of ancient rocks on the Brittany coast, Camp researches the true nature of the lyrical in man and nature, and Collins enquires into the similarities and differences between fools and angels. Juxtaposed, their works are charged with new light and meaning, even new beauty, and open up unexpected avenues of response. We see their work afresh, deepened and enriched. The experience changes us too, however subtly. This is what art is about.
The exhibition is accompanied by a well-illustrated catalogue and an essay by Andrew Lambirth.