Sunday, 30 October 2011

Introducing Onya McCausland - Included in 'Surface Tension' Our Upcoming Group Exhibition

Onya McCausland, Wall Painting, 2011 jjjhOnya McCausland, White Earth, 2010

Onya McCausland is currently Honorary Research Assistant in Graduate Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, and in 2011 was shortlisted for the Royal Academy’s Wollaston Award. Onya works directly with elements taken from the landscape - chalk, mine water and pigments derived from copper and mineral deposits extracted from specific sites. She does not seek to reproduce the landscapes with which she engages, but rather to make them tangibly present by bringing them physically into her works. These, too, frequently occupy an ambiguous position in relation to their two-dimensional character – some resting against the wall, others ‘escaping’ from the confines of the support out onto the walls of the gallery and into the real world. The heightened sensitivity she has to mankind’s relationship with natural materials is clear – as Charles Darwent (The Independent) states, her work is ‘deeply human’.

To view more of Onya McCausland's work click here and for more information about our upcoming group show 'Surface Tension' at the Tokarska Gallery featuring Naomi Doran, Tom Hackney, Onya McCausland and Giulia Ricci click here

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