Luke Elwes

Luke Elwes

RADIANCE explorations of light

5 November to 26 February 2017

For those who cannot get artist Luke Elwes’  peaceful, beautiful paintings out of their minds, he returns now for our second Radiance exhibition.

A highly accomplished painter, Luke Elwes’s recent work is concerned with light. His paintings seem to ripple and reflect like the surface of the water he uses to create his work.  Working in layers either with oil on canvas or different media including crayon, watercolour and found materials on paper, Luke Elwes’s gentle mark-making invites one to look into the painting as if it was a pool of water.

Luke Elwes  Flow  2015  91 x 91 cm oil on canvas

There can be seen the surface reflections, shadows and the colours underneath.  His recent works on paper are made by allowing the water to run across his work lifting and dissolving the colours and marks in flowing patterns across his paintings.

Luke Elwes at work 2Luke Elwes was born in 1961 in London where he now lives and works.  His early years were spent in Iran where the light and space of the desert were a formative influence.  He studied at Camberwell School of Art and Bristol University between 1979 and 1985, and completed his postgraduate studies in Art History at Birkbeck College, London in 2007.  While working at Christies he began to travel and write, discovering and revisiting remote locations in India, Asia Minor and North Africa. In 2011 he gave an ‘Artist’s Eye’ talk at the National Gallery and in 2013 was awarded a grant to study at the Vermont Studio Center. In 2015 he was artist in residence at the Albers Foundation, Connecticut (USA). He shows in London mainly with the Adam Gallery.

Works in the exhibition are shown below. Please hover over an image for details and click to see the image enlarged.  All the pictures are framed. Please call 01308 459511 or email gallery@sladersyard.co.uk to enquire about a painting.

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