LSG presents

Oliver Gaiger


Cambrian

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Cambrian publication

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My artwork represents the elemental detail of objects or living things in the natural and cultural landscape, primarily the Cambrian Mountains, Wales, where I have lived for the past ten years.

I investigate the relationship between the natural and the cultural with work which is not purely abstract but rather semi-abstract, as I explore the space between abstraction and figuration. Born in Uganda, I grew up in Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, the Falkland Islands and Cornwall, before moving to London to study illustration at university. Once there I specialised in printmaking, and since then I have continued to use a variety of printmaking techniques, including lino cuts, screen prints, mono prints, etching and drypoint; alongside this I experiment with both acrylic and oil paint, and create sculptures with steel.

I employ simple motifs and symbolic elements in my work to represent both place and sensation. I attempt to distill ideas into elementary shapes, patterns or compositions in order to create a sense of the landscape and my response to the environment, sometimes depicting a specific moment or feeling. Shapes, symbols and forms are often repeated so that…

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Exhibiting from 23rd July to 3rd September 2016.