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Scott Tetlow: Emerging Figures: from the representational to the abstract (and back again)

Scott Tetlow Exhibition

In this amazing exhibition Scott explores a new approach to his work, drawing on his studies of the great masters he previously focused on the figure before tending to the background. Here, following his passion, Scott has experimented on manipulating the background until something happens, letting the results unfold and the abstract dictating a figure within.  

My goal is for the two, the abstract and the figure, to sit comfortably together, each part of the other. I invite the viewer to get up close, to spend time looking at the detail, to experience the interplay of abstraction and legibility for yourself
— Scott Tetlow - Artist

When starting out as a painter Scott was obsessed with the works of Goya and Rembrandt, and the painters of the London School: Auerbach, Freud, Uglow and Bacon. Spending hours in galleries, observing their paintings from different viewpoints. He would stand very close to a picture, studying the ways in which the artist had physically applied the paint, working out which tools or implements had been used, assessing the viscosity of the paints and the speed and weight with which the marks had been applied. In being up close he could see the abstraction; viewing the painting on a minute and detailed level. He would then stand back, watching the transition as abstract marks transformed and cohered into readable figures. Over the years, and as a result of this exhibition Scotts passion for the abstract has front and become the starting point of his work.

Join us for a Private Viewing and an opportunity to meet the artist and discuss this amazing exhibition at 7pm Friday 18th January. Complimentary glass of wine offered, and acoustic music session after the opening in the bar/restaurant area.

Exhibition runs January 19th - March 10th.

Gallery open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.

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