English Gothic revisited.
Friday 3rd February 2023.
The Showcase Gallery, Ground Floor, The Jubilee Trade Centre,130 Pershore Street, Birmingham B5 6ND
Closing event with the artist Paul Newman
The works combine motifs and reference points from 18th & 19th-century landscape painting with 20th-century industry, architecture and Gothic horror. These references create a tableau, the figurative elements become props in a stage set, a landscape in flux.
The imagery is heavily biographical drawing from various memories throughout the artists life; his fathers white Ford Escort van, Romantic era landscape painting in the National Gallery and urban and rural walks. The work explores political and cultural themes around relics of heritage and the urban/rural environment.