Elfyn Lewis: New Works

27 February - 24 March 2021

Elfyn's work is always technically daring, as he experiments with techniques to achieve the effects he needs to communicate his ideas. This constant enquiry and pushing at the limits, gives the work a rare excitement and energy.

 

But it is not mere technical exercise. Though mostly abstract, the works hint at glimpses and memories of landscape, and they are full of atmospherics: there are shadows and light, wind and rain, velocity and electricity are everywhere. But there are internal, psychological atmospherics too: often within the same image the mood darkens, or clears. There are counter-currents; contradictory emotions coexist; the ravenous restless present overlays but cannot obliterate past memories.

 

Elfyn was born and grew up in Porthmadog. He now lives and works in Cardiff. He won the Gold medal at the National Eisteddfod in 2009.