Mardy – Carne Griffiths & Rowan Newton

‘Mardy’ is an upcoming show from artists Carne Griffiths & Rowan Newton.

Opening at Ben Oakley gallery on 6th September, in line with the gallery’s yearlong commitment to present two person exhibitions, this show is a unique collaboration where the pair painted the same subjects in response from a studio sitting at the Gallery earlier this year.

Griffiths work explores fragmented portraiture and is defined by his intricate and delicate pen work combining three-dimensional floral symbols, geometric forms and accompanied by his signature abstract marks & spills of ink, tea, and brandy.
Newton tackles portraiture head on with bold strong colours and abstract realism, provoking strong emotion from the viewer. Extending his expressive mixed media technique with spray paint and acrylic to working with oils for the first time in this