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29/10/2022 - 15/12/2022

Contemporary - Painting


Dominic Musa - The Trouble's not in the Mirror

Tue-Sat: 10-6pm

'Nat Meade examines concepts of identity through a painted array of heroic male figures. Stoic ideals are depicted in a subversive light where scale, vulnerability and humour question traditional male archetypes and virility. Deep browns, burnt oranges and lively greens make up an earthly pallet and a utopian like setting to explore mythic and real-life concerns.

Meade’s body of work has often been characterised by singular monumental forms that take centre stage on the canvas. This series marks a departure, with figures interacting with companions for the first time.

Texture plays an important role in the paintings, from swirling grains of wood to contrasting blades of sparky grass. Meade paints directly on hemp, building up layers and scraping them back down until he achieves the desired effect. The process allows Meade to experiment with forms, losing them, and then finding them again throughout layers of vibrant paint.'


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