GARETH AUSTIN

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Born 1958 London, Grew up in South Africa currently lives & works in South Birmingham

Artist statement

Following on from making a living in graphic design I have re-discovered the pure joy of painting in the last three years. I love the detail and am fascinated with the contrast between light and dark and how sunlight falling on objects and the shadows created defines the materials and textures of the subjects. I like to use realism and detail as a way of freezing time, It’s my invitation to you to appreciate the dazzling beauty of simple things.

Exhibitions

2018 RBSA Open exhibition
2017 RBSA Open exhibition

 

Joint exhibitions

2018 Artefact Cafe Stirchley
2017 The paintbrush rediscovered, Artefact Cafe Stirchley
2017 The paintbrush rediscovered, Roses Theatre Tewkesbury

 

Work in private collections in Birmingham & Boston USA