This July, the gallery presents the debut solo exhibition of UK painter Abi Whitlock and her new body of paintings on canvas titled Breathe.
Breathe will feature, for the first time ever, a single collection of Abi Whitlock's award-winning signiture underwater paintings.
About Abi Whitlock:
Abi Whitlock is a contemporary acrylic painter currently working and living in Devon. Her work focuses predominately on the human and natural form. Working in a hyperrealistic style, she captures intricate detail and minute colour variations in the images she creates in order to emphasise the beauty and delicate aspect of nature.
Her water series puts focus on the human form and how the mind and body are affected when immersed in water. This is mirrored by the way light is refracted and reflected, distorting and enhancing colour and shape. She captures the way entering the water enables the swimmer to enter an altered state of mind; a form of escapism from the real world. Water and its interplay with light generate unusual, distorted and complex patterns, altering the perception of everyday images.
Breathe runs a the gallery on New Compton Street until July 27th