AboutThe show has gathered a selection of key pieces from the artist's whole back catalogue. The absence of a particular time frame is intended to reflect the wealth of the artist's development as a painter since his return to the medium in more recent years. The paintings: dripped, scraped and splashed in varying degrees, utilize a colour palette that changes with every piece.
Garry's work shows a definite investment in the action of painting and the desire to produce a visual account of his varying day-to-day experience. There are definite emotional drivers at work, with Garry admitting that although built from layers of different days worth of work and subsequent moods - rarely do his paintings end up where his initial intentions had been heading. He explains that the action of painting is for him about getting his feelings and expressions on canvas, and this naturally results in a mix of energetic, chaotic and somber tones amongst his work.
This spontaneity is most welcome because like most abstract painters, Garry invests a lot in the action of the paint itself once it touches the canvas. His method of mixing oil with emulsion and enamel means that these different types of paint react with each other, contributing chemical reactions to the overall shape and momentum of his painting.
Garry Foy is a Manchester-based painter who produces Abstract work. After studying his Art Foundation at Manchester Metropolitian University, Garry received his B.A (hons) in Fine Art From the University of Central Lancashire in 1997. We first met Garry during his exhibition at the Kraak Gallery in Manchester, back in November 2010.