A short statement
Lennon-Art is a contemporary figurative art gallery here in the heart of Stockbridge, Edinburgh. The gallery primarily exhibits my own creative output: oil on canvas, sculpture and traditional hand cut photomontage. Throughout the year there are regular exhibitions with specially invited artists and themed small group shows and there is a conscious effort to support local talent.
Drawn to the figure and working primarily in oils, I like to paint using the medium expressively. I also work in a contrasting linear style where I deconstruct the forms into flowing lines of simple geometry and flat colour – that’s the designer in me. In recent years my work has become more sculptural and monumental in form, it was inevitable that I would explore sculpture as a medium. Now clay forms and direct stone carving has become an increasing part of my creative output.
The paintings and sculptures often portray the juxtaposition of a strong exterior presence but unmasking the soft vulnerability that lies beneath. Continually fascinated and inspired by the human form I draw upon feelings of isolation and alienation; people connecting or not connecting.
Like good design, Art is at its most potent when reduced to its essence. My quiet figures occupy barren landscapes, still monuments that focus on unspoken communication, the subtlety and complexity of a moment, the simple gesture loaded with meaning.