Oliver Gaiger was born in 1972 in Uganda and grew up in Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, The Falkland Islands and Cornwall. For the last 12 years has lived in the Cambrian Mountains near Cardigan.
The cultures and landscapes of such varied locations have served to influence his work and he has been inspired by signs, symbols and patterns found in the natural and man-made environment.
Intrigued by indigenous African and Oceanic art from the places where he spent his childhood, he also draws clear parallels with artists such as William Scott, Patrick Heron and sculptor Alexander Calder.
Meirion Ginsberg was born in 1985 in North Wales and trained at Cardiff College.
In his childhood years Meirion was inspired to pick up the pencil and draw from cartoons and comics. In his teens, Meirion became interested in mark making and learned a lot from studying his favorite painters, Francis Bacon and Norman Rockwell.
He says, ‘Humour plays a big part in my work, but this seems to be mellowed by the intuitive construction of my paintings. I am a strong believer in improvisation and risk taking, which are two strong elements in my mind that strengthen my ideas and skill. In university, I tried to move away from the traditional, but always seemed to come back to it in subtle ways. Versatility plays a big part in my work’.