Jon Fox and Will Barras
opening 12 December 2014
Jon Fox (1981, UK)
Shifting and sliding between layers of lucid, illusionary mindscapes and dream worlds, apparitions of characters emerge.
Embodiments, or manifestations of my own meditative thoughts and feelings. They often appear entangled within cyclical games and conflict, losing their way, or engulfed amidst the swirling clouds of a larger restless energy.
Separately they highlight the multiplicity of a fragmented consciousness, altogether they become essential pieces of a bigger story.
Striving to discover who is in control of this inner world where ideas are conceived, decisions are weighed up, and choices are made. Ultimately seeking the source of creation and the universal energy binding it all together.
Will Barras (UK)
Will Barras is an artist, illustrator and animation director living and working in London.
He grew up in Birmingham and moved to Bristol to study graphic design.
Will became one of a new crop of young artists working within Bristol's world renowned street art scene.
This led to Will appearing in 'Scrawl' the book, and becoming a founding member of the Scrawl collective.
'Scrawl' originally published in 1999 was a seminal book documenting a new movement in street art, graphics and illustration.
He was chosen as one of the original artists for the collective, noted for his representations of fluid movement, unique narrative driven composition and line work.
This has led Will to travel extensively, Live painting and exhibiting his paintings in Asia, throughout Europe and the U.S.