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Gill Newton

Guildford
I am an artist, maker, gatherer of things and endeavour to find and share an appreciation of the mundane...

Inspired by an inner reality I make impermanent, balanced sculptural assemblages and carbon drawings, often grouped in relational installations

I explore and respond to my surroundings instinctively, making drawings, noticing and gathering organic and mundane objects or discarded materials on my way; moss, twig, brick fragment, used tea bag, an exhibition postcard, paintbrushes, old tools and carbon paper, or wood from pallets, all chosen for their accessibility or visual and tactile qualities

Touch, balance, chance and play are crucial to my process as these objects and materials are combined by hand with low tech methods, into sculptural assemblages and drawings made in multiples 

A significant aspect of my practice is the continual recycling of objects and materials, they are frequently re purposed, adapted and painted. Assemblages are taken apart and the elements reconfigured into new ones with drawings reviewed, layered and recombined differently or occasionally burnished onto assemblages. With all the elements changing as they will with repeated use

And through my works I seek to share an appreciation of the humdrum and disregarded
 

 

Disco Line

Standing Still Together

Small thing 2

Small thing 1

Train drawing

Train drawing

Train drawing

Ode to Susannah

Ode to Susannah

Ode to Susannah

Working title - Resolute

A Strange Lightness - Standing thing three - detail

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