Wild

Come along to the Private View of ‘Wild’ – Thursday 20th October 2016,

7-9pm.  There will be a musical performance by Elliot Smith-Rasmussen, Ben Sharp and Louie Harvey.

 

Daniel Goodchild and Stan Kaminski both inspired by animals will be exhibiting original paintings plus a selection of prints.   All the work is available to buy.

The exhibition will run from Friday 21st October until January 2017. The gallery is open 7 days a week, free parking and cafe.

DANIEL GOODCHILD

Having studied Fine Art at the University of Lincoln and recently completed his MA at Chelsea College of Arts Daniel Goodchild is truly inspired by the natural world.

‘The painter’s studio recipe has key elements which remain unchanged.  Techniques and truths that remain constants; for instance we know yellow and blue mixed will always create green.  It is always the extent to which the scale and degree that these dilemmas are challenged and explored, which for the painter, makes the process a highly engaging act, even before the title and context may come to light. James Elkins suggests that we must not lose sight of the context of a painting.

The background behind the artist’s intentions and through that the activity of doing has equal importance.  Neither is sufficient without the other, though one must not take favour with the first and neglect how the painted product came to fruition.  As Gombrich states (2008, p.43), “Making comes before matching”. The physical process is integral, without it you could not approach a definition without having something to define.  Practical studio endeavours have evolved to embrace a chemical alchemy with paint.   Daniel mixes pigment (stone) and medium (water) to challenge the chemical structures of the paint and an allowance for the media to dictate the language, atmosphere and composition through its transcription onto surface.These nature paintings depict an affinity for the natural landscape, developed from honing in upon the detail within. They begin the studio journey through the act of walking and mindfulness concerning one’s surroundings. A narrative has been established through figuration, although the paint as material dictates the extent to which the character is revealed’.

STAN KAMINSKI

Warwickshire based artist Stan Kaminski is renowned for his views of Venice and his wildlife paintings.  Stan is also a respected and sought after tutor of painting providing lessons for his studio based near Kenilworth. Stan Kaminski was born in Banbury, England in 1952 to Polish parents.  He attended the Moseley School of Art in Birmingham from the age of 11 and later studied Graphic Design at Hurlston Design in Birmingham.  Stan has won many prizes and achieved excellent prices for his work at auction.  In 1999, he staged his first solo exhibition at Jane Powell’s Art Gallery, Kenilworth.  He was heavily involved in the initial design of the Berkswell Millenium tapestry which is on permanent display.