Karl Bielik | Jessie Brennan | Gary Colclough
Matthew Corbin Bishop | Terry Greene
Philip John Jones | Kasper Pincis | David Webb
5 June - 4 July 2015
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
London-based painter Karl Bielik works with oils on canvas, panel, paper, and found cardboard. The paintings on paper and card are sometimes preparatory to works on canvas and panel, but not as a rule. Bielik's work has been shown in the UK, Europe and the US – this summer he is part of the London Open at Whitechapel Gallery (15 July – 6 September 2015).
In her practice Jessie Brennan explores the representation of places through processes of drawing and dialogue, informed by their social histories and changing contexts. Her work responds to the political, economic and class contexts of specific sites, informed by a direct engagement with the individuals who occupy them. Brennan's work has been shown in the UK and Europe, in 2014 she was part of Progress at The Foundling Museum (London), which included her commissioned project A Fall of Ordinariness and Light.
The combination of sculpture and drawing has become a distinctive element of Gary Colclough's practice, his work prompts us to question how images are given meaning and purpose by the structures of presentation. Colclough studied at Chelsea College of Art and Central Saint Martins, where he currently teaches, he has shown in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, China, and the US.
Matthew Corbin Bishop’s work references the geopolitics of the past creating a connection between them and current political affairs. His interest in the iconography and function of postage stamps led him to create a series of works on paper mapping Europe in the years between 1848 – 1871, when the continent was still a patchwork of minute independent states. Corbin Bishop has shown his work in London (Rose Issa Projects and Whitechapel Gallery), Northern Ireland, Kuwait, Lebanon, and United Arab Emirates.
Terry Greene lives and works in Yorkshire, he uses found paper, card, and newspapers to experiment alongside his paintings on canvas. Mixing collage, tape, acrylic paint, and marker pens, Terry employs paper to 'record forms that made too early an appearance - before I was ready to accept them.' Greene regularly shows in the UK and has also co-curated painting exhibitions in London and Yorkshire.
Philip John Jones is a painter based in London. He is currently experimenting with building up layers of gouache and watercolours on paper – though the imagery has an abstract quality it mainly derives from observations of man-made landscape and still life. In the last three years he has co-curated exhibitions at dalla Rosa Gallery and his work has been shown in London and Wales.
Kasper Pincis’ practice plays with ideas of fiction, adventure, folklore and exploration, balancing conventional imagery with his experimental approach to medium and technique. ‘My recent work using photocopiers has been inspired by an interest in time, and attempts to capture a moment of movement. ' Pincis' work has been shown nationally and internationally and was acquired by collections such as the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry (Miami, Florida).
David Webb uses acrylic paint to create condensed recollections that gather archetypical forms, characterised by the vivid colours of memory. 'I work on paper and canvas simultaneously, I usually have a pile of ready cut cartridge paper in the studio and make work on this alongside working on canvases. Work on paper can be preparatory, unrelated, or independent from the work on canvas.' Webb regularly shows in the UK, Europe, Canada, and the US.