Knight Webb Gallery

MELANIE COMBER  Space and Time  2019  150cm x 130cm  oil and pigment on canvas

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CURRENT EXHIBITION

SPACE AND TIME  23 05 –  06 07  2019

RECENT PAINTINGS BY MELANIE COMBER AND RUFUS KNIGHT-WEBB

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Introduction

MELANIE COMBER

Space and Time relate to the uncertain illusions of scale that my process creates. Scale is an ongoing theme in my work; the play between the telescopic distance and the microscopic zoom in, which may both be interpreted.

Each work asks the viewer where they are in relation to the work. Are they exploring an aerial view of Mars or the electro-magnification of a mould specimen? Is it a photograph? Is it scientific? Is it geography? Is it geology?

My work exists in three dimensions, somewhere between the physicality of painting and the illusion of photography.

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RUFUS KNIGHT-WEBB

My paintings have recorded my ideas and experiences over nearly four decades.There is no longer a single concept or vision which I am expressing but rather a layering of experiences.
I remember starting the ‘Curve’ paintings in the 1990s to explore the perception of beauty. I imagined that beautiful things were created by deep visual memories and there was a connection between the beauty of a landscape or object and the beauty lovers find in each other. I experimented for a number of years, trying to distill the pure ingredients of beauty and present them as paintings on canvas.These paintings describe the flowing curves and rhythms of the human body and are in some way a quiet form of erotic art.

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Knight Webb Gallery have relocated opposite the Royal College of Art at No.58 Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11 3AG. We are open from Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 – 18:00

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