Monday, 28 November 2016

'Am Happy With That' by Michael Astbury at Newave Gallery!

There's not long left now to see the cracking show by Michael Astbury at Newave Gallery. I saw Michael's work during his degree show in 2013 (see it here) and was well impressed by his lino prints and etchings. Dystopian depictions of cityscapes with prying viewing glasses give the impression that big brother is watching but never revealing who big brother is!

For his latest show you'll find some beautiful prints going back to his degree show days with their classic monotone styling's but newer painted works inject some full bodied colour into the mix along with a host of surrealist imagery. Taking the sharp edges and contours of the city scape but removing the dense city backdrop gives some of the work a sense of space while others play with scale, small figures appear to be working on Cadillac fenders and giant hubcaps. 

Its great to see Michaels work and progress since leaving Grays and another great show at Newave Gallery! 'Am Happy With That' runs until the 6th of December so be sure to check it out!