Solo show @ Block 336 Gallery
Private View: 2nd October 2015 | 6-10 pm
Exhibition continues until 31st October 2015
Recent solo show Erämaa at Block 336 showcased Alex Gough’s large-scale paintings. Immersing the viewer within a destabilising perceptual field the work captures both the nearness of the screensaver and the distant memory of the natural world. This is Gough’s most recent investigation into what the experience of ‘wilderness’ might mean today. Materials and visuals and the relation between painting, perception and image are the cornerstone of Gough’s practice. Working with a limited palette, Gough makes his own paint and through this gains a kind of intimate knowledge of the viscosity and intensity of the painting experience. Exploring the limits of this process is for Gough analogous to a ‘wilderness state’ where no known foothold in meaning can be found.