The reason for painting
Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK
04.05.2023 – 25.06.2023
The Reason for Painting intends to create a space to be uplifted, intrigued, liberated and to momentarily escape the social and economic crisis we are living in today.
This exhibition brings together a diverse group of younger artists who share their experiences of experimenting with color, mark, and form, to create moments of joy.
Varying in scale, these artists’ works are intense, intuitive, and expressive. Others are contemplative and logical, presenting large fields of color. Their inspirations include Tantra, Wabi Sabi, Arte Povera, Kurdish Ritual, and Mono-ha.
These works of art redefine what abstract means. They can be seen as a two-way encounter between the artist and the viewer.
Each of these artists defies creative conventions to unleash a new confidence in abstraction.
Artists of this exhibition include Betsy Bradley, James Collins, Pam Evelyn, Jadé Fadojutimi, Harminder Judge, Melike Kara, Rob Lyon, Oscar Murillo, Ruairiadh O’Connell, Sam Windett, and Mary Ramsden.