Each artist has a strong link to art history but there are more immediate ways into each of the works. Brendan creates poetry from observation, light, form and colour while consciously avoiding literary allusion to focus us on the present through visual sensation. Brad, whose work is essentially conceptual, reflects on aspects of the human condition utilisation historical, popular and frequently political references. To quote Mel Gooding “This Art dazzles the eye and plays games with the mind”. Simon’s paintings are created out of the chaos of material substance, creating a haunting atmosphere, punctured with an unexpected recollected fragment from a dream.
Artists work, travel and show together, fostering friendship, understanding and empathy. It may be difficult to understand how important this is, but Brendan, Brad and Simon have admitted that seeing each other’s work and being able to develop an honest and deep familiarity with it, results in a situation where criticism can be direct and purposeful; because it can get to the core of what the other artist is about.