WE ONE ARE TWO brings together recent work by Herefordshire-based artist Nick Samsworth, and his son, the Glasgow-based artist Dominic Samsworth. While Nick's large abstract paintings draw on the elemental forces of nature, Dominic engages with the urban environment, using found materials to make paintings and sculpture. His work will be made partly in response to Nick's paintings. This is the first exhibition the two have had together.
Together, the exhibition will become a conversation of sorts between father and son, and from one generation of artists to the next:
Says Dom: 'I have seen Nick's art change over the years - and how closely events have shaped periods of production and series of work. This most recent body of work is a particularly important and personal one. The combination of the two bodies or generations of work will show the importance and value of learning from a generation to the next'.
For Nick, the show underlines the importance of being able to pass on experiences learned from those who taught him. 'I have a strong sense of a continuum from one generation to the next and a great respect for the calling on each new generation to take what is learnt and make it their own.'