Responding to a call-out for emerging art, each of the eight artists have been selected for their promise and skill by curators Adriana Cerne & Lindsay Moran. Leyden Gallery has shown its astute judgement in recognising emerging talent, as their perception in the past has produced artists who have gone on to both critical acclaim and commercial success.
In her paintings, Beaudroit expresses a working process and an exploration of that which cannot be fully identified – the indefinite. Somewhat resonant of Mark Rothko’s paintings, Beaudroit creates abstractions with large soft-edged areas of colour. However, these are not pure abstractions but are identified as landscapes and seascapes, where the hazy use of colour plays with the notion of blurriness and the indistinct.
Hanna ten Doornkaat
German artist Hanna ten Doornkaat explores the process and meaning of drawing. The repetition of marks and lines often within a grid structure are regularly recurring elements. This laborious weaving and layering of surfaces creates fragments of something that is no longer there and which moves between the visible and the invisible.
Voice and visibility are key elements to Moule’s conceptual practice, which is fed by an interest in materials and their latent possibilities. For this exhibition Moule presents a range of work, including simple line drawings that have been created out of tufting, which deftly examine silence and voicelessness.
Kokkonen’s practice seeks to understand the function of memories in the construction of one’s personal identity. Her works occupy the space between abstraction and realism, seeing visual language as a method to reach the boundaries of substance, and to explore the concept of self.
Focusing upon the mechanics of movement, implied stasis and the possibilities between them, Fraser explores the numerous forces regularly encountered by us that imply forms of movement, but often remain invisible and unseen, such as the tangible pressures we feel in our daily lives. Fraser’s current research, stemming from her interest in the slow movement and neuroplasticity, looks to investigate the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life.
Bob Aldous’ paintings are lyrical abstractions influenced by both Eastern brush painting and western abstraction. The works often use the combination of opposites, light and dark, horizontal and vertical, black and white; all composed with an eye to balance and counterpoint. The silk surface allows for a wide range of mark making, delicate glazes of ink and water colour are juxtaposed with bold gestural impasto.
Rodney Dee’s training as an Art Psychotherapist has formed a major influence on his art practice, which is informed by abstract themes drawn from psychodynamic theory. Both the Duct series and Wringer look to express something of the unstable, perilous nature of the therapeutic relationship; often both the client and the therapist are affected and changed in some way.
Rachael Cochrane’s sculptural practice is informed by an architectural narrative. The works she creates are abstractions of small details, or aspects of architecture, either that suggested by the buildings themselves or their infrastructures. Cochrane’s experience through place informs the sculptures’ scale and material through the manipulation of both these elements.
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