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Cerys Knighton | Glyn Brimacombe

November 13 - December 23

 

An exhibition by two artists from south Wales, both of whom explore themes around mental health but with quite different approaches. They both produce work that is visually striking while also being fascinating and thought-provoking as they explore and respond to their own particular experience.
Cerys Knighton is a 27-year-old Welsh artist and PhD student researching the history and representations of manic-depressive illness. She creates artwork from both this research and her own experiences of living with bipolar disorder since childhood.
Cerys works in a few different mediums including ink pointillism and painted sculptures made with clay, driftwood, and dried flowers. Her work combines parts of the body with external bodies from the natural world to reflect on cycles of mood, sensory hypersensitivity, restoration, and decay.
Website: https://www.cerysknightonart.com/
E-mail: cerysknightonart@hotmail.com
Twitter and Instagram: @cerysknighton
Facebook: @CerysKnightonArt
Glyndwr Brimacombe is a self-taught artist who works from his home studio in the south Wales valleys.
His latest works, shown here, are abstract paintings using a variety of paint media including ultra-violet reactive fluid. These works are intended to be viewed under both white and ‘black’ light, where hidden details, colours and depths are revealed.
Glyn reveals his struggles with depression and anxiety and says “my painting is my therapy… The intention behind these pieces with multi-dimensions and hidden depths is a direct result of trying to understand and come to terms with these issues. I’m trying to demonstrate that what you think you see isn’t necessarily the full picture. You sometimes have to look from a different perspective or in a different light and I have found that that applies to the self as much as other people and life in general”.
His paintings are beguiling and richly fluid in colour and emotion and when black light is applied to them a seemingly bottomless depth is revealed with luminescing colours that are quite ephemeral. It is as if you are tumbling down the rabbit hole.
Occasionally the gallery space does get used for meetings and events, please contact Redhouse Cymru to confirm the exhibition is accessible if traveling. (info@redhousecymru.com / 01685 727475)
Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 1.30pm

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Start:
November 13
End:
December 23
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Venue

Redhouse Cymru
High Street
Merthyr Tydil, CF47 8AF United Kingdom
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Phone:
+441685727371
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