Photo: Brendan Lancaster in Bristol, South West

Brendan Lancaster


In my work I explore the transitional space between representation and abstraction. I'm interested in the expansion and compression of form, the diversion of a line, the spatial impressions of colour. Recently there have been many painters exploring the back and forth between abstraction and representation, and I see my own work in this context. I like the work to suggest places or situations, but at a remove, not settled, and still using paint in a very physical way that we respond to physically - the material, texture and scale of the painting. I let the final state of the painting grow from many detours, dead ends and changes of direction. From all this I'm looking to uncover an image that seems like it has arrived from nowhere, a strange result I wasn't expecting. read full statement

Location Bristol, South West
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Painting