THE DRUGSTORE GALLERY

ARTISTS

Barry Cawston

The Spaces In Between

Panoramics

Barry Cawston's photography is cinematic in approach and, coupled with a strong sense of composition often has a painterly quality. He works mainly on a large format camera and learned much of his craft in the darkroom. His work has been increasingly recognised within a fine art context and he has won several prestigious awards including the South West Art Award in 2010 and was an invited artist at the RWA's Photographic Open 2011.

 

In 2014 Cawston had solo shows in France, Russia, Sweden and Belgium, and will be exhibiting in New York and Toronto. He was also one of winners of the T.I.N.A international art prize 2015 which culminates in a solo show in Barcelona at Villa Del Arte Gallery.

Benjamin Buckley

Benjamin’s work is focused on the construction of imaginary worlds, describing his paintings as 'projective drawings' or as "embedded daydreams". He builds these fantasies in his mind, then using a graphics tablet he makes them reality and then outputs them in one single edition as photographic prints. Benjamin explains, ‘I try and create my worlds to leap out and grab the attention of the viewers, but most importantly I try to sustain that draw for a duration.. to get the viewer to come closer and engage themselves in the detail of the paintings and the atmosphere created by the imaginary environment’.

 

Buckley is currently producing two large scale bespoke pieces one for a luxury liner in Asia and another to be hung in Silicon Valley.

Jack Tierney

Jack Tierney is a Bristol based artist who has a very unique painting style... His portraits are full of colour and a tangible angst. He is also widely known as part of the street artist duo the Paintsmiths whose work attracted world-wide attention when they painted Trump and Boris kissing.

Sandra James

Sandra James is a recent graduate from UWE whose work has gone from strength to strength in the past year as her clear style and language has come to the fore. She has one several art prizes and two of her pieces have been upscaled to 2m concrete pieces for sculpture trails.

Lily Urbanska

Lily's Urbanska's work is highly refined and sensuous in feel. Born in Penarth, South Wales, she has printmaking in her blood and produces exquisite small edition screen prints. In 2013 she was awarded the Socrates Erasmus Programme and Travel Grant – The Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway

David Tomlinson

David Tomlinson has a very original approach to the photographic medium, declining to use photoshop and adobe illustrator, his style relies on traditional montage techniques. Cut & Paste in the true sense...His images create juxtapositions and can take the form of visual puns. Existing images are transformed from the commonplace to show a surreal and often dark world.

Soraya Schofield

Soraya works with a number of printmaking techniques, inter-weaving her ideas between photography, screen-printing & Lithography skills.  Experimenting both with traditional photographic techniques and computer manipulation, Soraya has created photographic images which derive from childhood memories and stories. The playful compositions of her screenprint's and Lithographs concentrate on form & colour pulled from her photographic landscapes.

David Kiely

These recent paintings display a contrast in both subject matter and approach to image making. There is a simplicity in the subjects, reflective of a solitary moment. Images alluding to wild nature but with calming engaging colours. They reference both floral ecological studies and far eastern print making... and on occasions drift into the realm of abstraction. Both when painting with  watercolour or oils his paintings have a raw empathy and vibrance.

 

Ian Chamberlain

Ian Chamberlains etchings are intricately defined and yet maintain an abstract quality. The majority of the subjects and locations he records were considered at the forefront of technology during their lifetime. Some of those technologies are now defunct or have been reconfigured for different uses. The subject matter therefore is echoed in the process used to record it.  You can see evidence of drawing within the etchings’ continually changing hierarchy and emphasis which brings into focus new elements and pushes others back. The subject itself is removed from its surroundings and the familiar and has an ambiguity of scale and place that adds to the sense of the monumental and projects a feeling of the iconic.

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