Exhibition of prints, watercolours and paintings by
Ryszard Rybicki, Louise Davies
Francisco Gutierrez and Jackie Newell
Francisco A. Gutierrez born in Chile in 1963, now based in London, trained as an architect from the Northern Catholic University in Chile, he came to London in 2004 where he has been working as an architectural assistant and capturing his own experiences and impressions of London through his sketches and watercolours whose main theme is the urban landscape. Currently he is focused in doing a collection of paintings to capture the disappearing world of the old traditional pubs of London. The idea is to take these images from walks in the city, which at first glance appear to be grey, and reveal the unexpected drama of light, colours and atmosphere that actually exists in many variations. The techniques of sketch and watercolour are the most familiar to the artist and it also allows to him to have a very close experience with the places.
Louise Davies ARE is a professional Painter and Printmaker. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and her work is permanently on show at the Bankside Gallery (next to Tate Modern) 'Pools of colour overlay etched line, each one bleeding into its textural paper base. Davies' use of vivid hue converses elegantly with her printed line while achieving a delicate balance that enriches the enjoyment of both' - Bath Contemporary
Jacqueline Newell RE
The content of my work is derived from mechanical and architectural structures such as cemeteries, power stations and building sites, which when distorted and altered to a monumental scale, assume an identity that is surreal I am also fascinated by the open situation, which allows nature and the elements to intervene, revealing many interesting surprises, such as the effects and inclusion of corrosion and erosion on manmade structures, enhancing its form in both colour and texture. I am attracted to this area of research as I am to museums as each site serves as a historical record of its time. I have experience in working with a wide variety of printmaking media. I like to initiate my images using the monoprint method, and then develop them further, using collographs, litho or etching. However, I particularly relate etching to my ideas as the physical process involves eroding metal in ferric chloride as well as scraping and burnishing away areas with tools, which compares favourably with the ideas I choose for my imagery.
Ryszard Rybicki is a life long painter establishing himself as a naturally talented artist, briefly attending Art School in Brugge, Belgium. Since his first solo exhibition in 1987, his works have been shown in Poland, Germany and the UK where he moved in 2004. In his paintings he seeks to convey the complicated relationship between intellectual and emotional perception of the world using varied painting techniques. He has designed and provided art to enhance many interiors and is a long-standing artist-in-residence at Mary Ward House in London.