One Year, Parallel Lives

7 Jun 2012 – 11 Jul 2012

Event times

Tuesday — Friday 9.30 to 5.30, Saturday 10 ‘til 4

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Off the Wall Art Gallery

Cardiff, United Kingdom


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Artists and partners, Emma Sian Pritchard and Rob Ijbema spent a year working side by side creating works of such different styles. What merged was a fusion of Dutch/Celtic mix that is new and exciting! Come & feast your eyes on an abstract treat of colour, shape and form. It will be a sheer delight for all the senses. Emma Sian Pritchard is a contemporary abstract artist born and living in South Wales. As well as exhibiting in galleries, Emma's work has sold to private collectors internationally. Her pieces are bright, bold and alert, tapping into our very psyche. Her inspiration comes from everything around her as she attempts to translate into paint onto canvas her interpretations of the world around her. From feelings to playing with shape, form and colour in a free flowing style, the pieces are effortlessly graceful in a playful dance of imagination. Her recent collection is called 'The Big Bang' this collection of work has been created with her love of meditation and the fascination in creativity and the mystery of who we are. Rob Ijbema is a Dutchman but now for 10 years living in Wales. From a young age Rob has never been far away from pencil, scalpel or brush. He has always had this desire to capture images in his own way. His passion for racing cars made him move to England, the home of motor racing where he built scale model cars for most of the famous names in the Grand Prix world. However after 10 years it was time for a new challenge, racing cars, le Tour de France, the Welsh landscape, Dutch city seascapes and abstracts are now captured in oil paint and acrylic. Rob's paintings are known for their emphasis on atmosphere, light and movement, rather than detail. His combination of a delicate impressionist style with his sense of danger, speed and menace of motor racing, results in powerful pictures. Detail is hinted at by seemingly random dashes of colour and line. There's so much abstraction in some areas of the work that it's almost an optical illusion.

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