The painter Ruth Miemczyk presents new paintings that continue her practice to explore an abstract visual language of colour, geometric shape, scale and gesture. She seeks to create a strong sense of space in each work arrived at through an intuitive, though highly rigorous and restrained, process of painting.
Justin DL draws upon photographic images and materials which form the basis for drawings which he then processes digitally. The process offers abstracted, pixelated, visual fragments. He translates these processed images into paintings, re-introducing the ‘hand of the artist’. The intention of cutting up and reassembling these paintings extends the process of re-appropriation and places in question the notion of a ‘finished state’ of the work.
Charlotte Salt works with materials, images and objects which she finds and collects from a wide range of sources – the internet, junk shops, markets, scrap yards. Her interest in the objects or materials that she collects and assembles might focus on their history, values they might be perceived to embody, or perhaps the associations they can provoke. Her work draws on contexts and concerns relating to expression, feminism, labour, narrative and memory.
Janet White also incorporates found objects and materials in her work. She has, for some time, been exploring a particular site – a ploughed field – as the source of material which she collects as it is unearthed in the normal course of farming this landscape. Time is a strong element in her work. The present, in the form of her interventions and documentation, collides with the past as embodied in fragments which she retrieves from the earth.