Cover: Andy Rollo
19/8/23 - 3/9/23
A magnificent solo show from Andy Rollo, well known most recently for his breathtaking woodland paintings. Andy says:
"My creative practice has always been in response to my surroundings and explores notions of time, memory, and light. The work continually explores the thin line between abstraction and figuration, most obviously observed on the surface of each painting with its juxtaposition of descriptive marks and intuitive gestures.
The striking landscape of our local area became a place of sanctuary in recent years and symbolises for me strength and protection, steadfastness, and long life. The tree withstands whatever nature throws at it, and we have had to do the same whilst continually being reminded of our own mortality and the passing of time.
The transformational quality of light has enabled areas of woodland to take on an almost cathedral like quality for me; awe inspiring and magnificent with their juxtaposition of grandeur and the spiritual and it is this that I so often have attempted to convey in my paintings".