Paintings for the Cat Dimension
The exhibition showcases a selection of recent paintings from a focused series investigating the motif of the cat.
David Surman makes use of many mediums (including painting, printmaking, drawing, animation, film, photography, games and zines) to create work in a multi-cultural hybrid style. He combines influences from European expressionism, Asia-pacific pop and
digital cultures in ways that speak to the languages of his generation. His works tend to feature quotidian motifs drawn from both virtual culture and everyday reality, such as wild animals, dogs and cats, domestic spaces, heads, skulls and masks. Each element
is rendered in a gestural expressive style that employs improvisation, comedy, and insouciant handling to destabilise and provoke the viewer and question the status of art in contemporary society.
David Surman (b. 1981) is from Barnstaple, North Devon and lives and works in London. He studied BA animation at Newport School of Art (2002), MA film studies at Warwick (2004) and MA visual art illustration and printmaking at Camberwell College of Art (2014).
Recent group shows and projects include Be Right Back at Rhoda Street Studios (2017), Figure Me Out at the dot project (2016), Pomegranate at Brixton East (2014), Experimental Gamepack 01 for LA Game Space (2013) and Darkness on the Edge of Town (2013) at
Perth Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Deepa Chudasama / Janet Currier / Chrissie Stewart
The surface of a canvas/paper is a tangible, material manifest. It is below the surface, the unconscious mind that drives this manifestation. Three women artists come together exploring both the materiality and performitivity of their practice and the interior
world that drives it.
Made from Deptford
'inspired by his childhood growing up on the Pepys Estate in Deptford, South London, Steve investigates dystopian themes and ideas associated with British housing estates.'
January 2018Freya Douglas Ferguson / Anna Garrett / Caroline Milster
Fluid. Feminine. Unrestrained.