Gallery artist Jennifer Mason has previously unseen and recent work included in the exhibition “Contemporary Figurative” at Webbs Wellington from 22nd March - 15th April 2023.
“Contemporary Figurative” features work by Nick Cuthell, Loren Marks, Jennifer Mason, and Garth Steeper. Curator Dr Julian McKinnon states, “Each of these four artists has a unique approach to painting the human figure. With a background in photography, Jennifer Mason has developed an exceptional practice in figurative painting. She has worked with models to create highly refined and tightly composed depictions of reclining figures. They are beautifully painted, with a rich and subtle depth.
Nick Cuthell is a highly trained portrait painter. He has used his skill set to create a dazzling and evocative body of work, capturing his subjects in dynamic and engaging poses. Loren Marks has a background in textile design that complements her knowledge of art. Her paintings push representation of the human figure to the point of breakdown, almost reading as abstract or pattern-oriented artworks. Garth Steeper works in a striking chiaroscuro palette, with dramatic contrast between light and dark. In the body of work presented in Contemporary Figurative, Steeper has drawn from renaissance era sources to create highly compelling works of homage.
Through the respective practices of these artists, the value of the human form to contemporary painting is highly evident”. “Contemporary Figurative” will open on Wednesday 22 March, with an evening event from 6-8pm. This will include a discussion between the curator and the artists. All welcome. The exhibition will remain on view from Thursday 23 March through to Saturday 15 April.
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