Delighted to announce that we’ve got a new exhibition from tonight, April 30, featuring the work of Chris Wells and Lindsey Clark.
Ahead of the opening, we asked them to describe their work (and give you something to read while looking at the pictures on the Musa walls and waiting for your meal)…
In their work, both artists deal with the reimagining of place, and with viewing the ordinary from an altered perspective.
Chris’ cityscapes deconstruct specific urban environments – from Aberdeen to Florence – and pieces them back together into a chaotic, perhaps grim representation of life.
In these scenes there is no protagonist, the cigarette butt is of equal significance to the giant man with a gun.
Lindsey’s paintings look at the natural environment, drawing great inspiration from fairy tale literature.
The work explores the affinity the artist feels with the wild, enchanting atmosphere of forests, and a sense of wonder at the life found within them; creatures are portrayed caught in moments of their cautious existences.
Lindsey and Chris create their works with traditional values of representation and narrative.
By approaching the process in a contemporary manner they heighten aesthetic and concept. Storytelling is ingrained in the practice of each of the artists, and both share a keen interest in the work of artist Charles Avery.
Through their art they are similarly allowing the viewer a glimpse into another world.