Suffering, love, shadow and light, the passing of time and reverence for painters of the past. The ambition to deal with themes of mortality, healing, dream and imagination. These are the hopes and ambitions behind this new work in series by John Brokenshire. Departing at times from the complete abstraction of works gone by, Brokenshire has stepped into many new areas, yet he also finds himself with a strengthening loyalty to old themes. Fresh from an exhibition at Sheffield Cathedral and set to show later this year in Derby Cathedral, it is obvious that Christian references thread their way through John's work, especially with titles such as 'Dream of Lazarus' and 'Jairus's Daughter'. There is also an overriding expression of the artists love of nature. The use of foxes and birds, with wintry colours and haunting contrasts of light and dark reflecting the powerful effect of John's native countryside in South West Yorkshire. Wildness and purity interfacing with the human condition.
The work of Sinéid Codd explores the physicality of travel and sensations remembered from nature.
She uses a vertical format relating to a history of time, season and ambulant movement. A developed use of hand printmaking processes, using oil on paper, give her paintings a photographic quality and a forensic detail.
Sinéid lives and works in London and St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex