Language of Paint: Iain Andrews & Richard Kenton
Atkinson Gallery, Millfield
4 November – 7 December 2013
Private View: Friday 8 November, 7-9pm.
Language of Paint at the Atkinson Gallery invites you to take an epic exploration
into the world of colour. We bring together two artists, Iain Andrews and
Richard Kenton Webb, whose practices are steeped in colour and rooted in the romantic and metaphysical traditions.
Shortlisted for the 2010 Jerwood Fellowship, winner of the Marmite Prize for Painting in 2011 and selected as an
emerging artist to watch in BBC2’s School of Saatchi, Iain Andrews blurs the boundaries between abstraction and
figuration, creating a vital, living dialogue with the viewer.
‘My painting begins, both with a particular folk tale and also an image from art history – a painting that may then be
used as a starting point from which to playfully but reverently deviate.’
Sensuous yet contemplative, Andrews’ paintings have a depth and painterliness, yet they evoke lightness of spirit.
Described by Graham Crowley as, ‘a genuinely ‘fresh’ voice, an intelligent man who as a painter seems to tread a
singular path,’ Iain Andrews currently practises as artist in residence and Art Psychotherapist at Trinity High School in
Richard Kenton Webb’s work moves across many different mediums, from drawing and painting to printmaking and
sculpture. For him, colour works as both language and form, and like a piece of music it can produce an emotional
response and speak to the viewer in a fundamental, intuitive way.
Webb describes his work, which takes inspiration from the great English landscape
painters and the Cotswold landscape in which he lives as ‘a visual poem, a dialogue
between the artist and his medium which explores the meaning behind colour and
translates it to the viewer, opening a world of possibilities.’
Using pure and often rare pigments from all over the world Webb’s work is
represented in larger paintings and multi-coloured linocuts, each exact in intensity
and detail. He exhibits widely and internationally, is a Senior Lecturer at the
University of the West of England and taught at the Slade School of Fine Art.
We are delighted to welcome both artists to the Atkinson Gallery in November. FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE
EXHIBITION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM:
t. 01458 444322
Images: The Eat Me, Iain Andrews / Earth Orange-Red – The song of the dentist’s son, Richard Kenton Webb