Material Illusions

5 Oct 2018 – 10 Nov 2018

Event times

Friday and Saturday 11- 5.30pm or by appointment

Cost of entry


King Street Studios

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Lancaster
  • Lancaster

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By looking at the raw qualities of materials, artists share an insight into the Material Illusion of the real world.


Material Illusion

By looking at the raw qualities of materials, artists share an insight into the Material Illusion of the real world: certainty versus uncertainty. The nature of art is the relationship between the material world and the world of the psyche.

All artists gather together materials (the fundamental elements, molecules, compounds, which constitute the corporeal world). They shape these materials of the physical world (paint, canvas, paper, pigment, light, metal, wood, air; anything) to produce their art. These collections of materials can take many forms and represent many ideas. They all explore the region between seeing and perception.

The Artists:

Demi Bromfield
Is from London and recently graduated from Lancaster University: 

There is a tension between the illusion and the object-like quality of the work, I paint hyper-realistic paint brush marks with an apparent, and familiar gestural nature of the stroke yet the illusion of depth creates uncertainty in the viewer. 

Kevin John Pocock 
Is a Manchester based artist: 

In my work, whether on canvas, paper or on screen I try to offer a contemplative convergence of the mind and the physical world.  

Jason Simpson
From Bolton: 

Jason takes a minimalist and conceptual approach in his practice at the same time as having roots in traditional medias and methods. His work is process driven through the use of materials and a response to their environment in drawing, painting, sculpture and installation.

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Roy Smith

Kath McDonald

Exhibiting artists

Demi Bromfield

Jason Simpson

Jason Simpson

Kevin John Pocock


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