Nick Dawes creates complex colour arrangements with fluid forms and thus pursues a new quality of painterly abstraction. The ostensibly impulsive painterly gestures of his paintings are, however, achieved by an exact plan that leaves almost nothing to chance. The artist distils abstract forms from the formal particularities of road signs or other sign-like quotidian objects, which he then captures as pencil drawings and transfers to the canvas with thinned poured oil paint. In Susanne Roewer’s works, glass joins silver-plated bronze to such an extent that the transparent glass corpus adapts to the solid metal and thus reflects on its own process of formation. The glass is blown in temperatures over 1000 °C and shaped on the bronze corpus, and in its amorphous structure adjusts to the metal.
About the artists
Born 1969 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Lives and works in London, England
Nick Dawes studied at the Gloucestershire College of Art and Technology and graduated with a BA in Fine Arts at the Brighton Polytechnic. Within his colourfield canvases, the artist is striving for a new quality of painterly abstraction. His ability to control complex tonal arrangements and the juxtaposition of irregular shapes is what gives his works their unique and striking appeal. The unified flatness of his paintings, while remaining flat, also contrive to present us with various possibilities of distance - of nearness and of farness.
Born 1971 in Bad Schlema, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
In the works of Susanne Roewer often two conflicting materials collide, forming a fragile new entity. Susanne Roewer’s sculptures in particular are rooted in her exploration of elementary materials, such as metal, stone or glass, combining figurative elements with an abstract form language. During the process of creation, the artist is frequently guided by the material and its specific qualities.