Beneath The Surface

Beneath The Surface was directed by Newport International Airspace (N.I.A). It included performances by:
Mr & Mrs Clark
Tin Shed Theatre
ArtRat (Tanya Whittaker) 
Dino Rovaretti
Photography: Jo Haycock

Stephanie Roberts
transformed an empty shop into a curated gallery space. The destruction of the Chartist Mural and improvement of the city centre led to this series of mixed media paintings based on regeneration. 

Sandra Blow (1925-2006) was a starting point. Her process inspired me to experiment within my own practice. Intuitively working on an underlying structure, hand made paper cut stencils were overlaid onto glazed surfaces of colour. Pared back graphic structures revealed underlying layers. I became interested in the Japanese philosophy 'kintsugi' and 'wabi-sabi' - celebrating imperfections. I discovered Richard Diebenkorn in the process.
The paintings are reminiscent of archaeological excavations. This was a happy accident!

'Beneath The Surface' was sponsored by NCC/The Project Space and Arts Council of Wales. 

Each painting is 30cm * 30cm, Oil, Paper and Gold Leaf on Canvas.