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Swell - Brendan Stuart Burns, 2014


For his first solo London show, Brendan Stuart Burns will be showing a new collection of works that reflect his long-standing relationship with and fascination for the West Wales coastline.

Burns work has been exhibited both nationally and across the globe, including America, Australia, France, Belgium and Spain, but this is his first solo exhibition in London. His work focuses on the natural world and, particularly, the ecology of the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales.

Hum  - Brendan Stuart Burns, 2014

In his intimate studies Burns evokes the beauty and drama of the Welsh shoreline: from lichen-covered rock and mud pools; sand and pebbles; the powerful inflow and outflow of coastal tides and winds; the vegetation on the water s edge and the shimmering light on the spindrift bubbles of the sea. His multi-disciplinary practice encompasses painting, drawing, photography and ceramics, where sheets of porcelain are pressed onto the landscape or into rock crevices and later painted and fired to become rectangles or ribbons of delicate ceramic shapes. The exhibition includes several large and medium size paintings, drawings and ceramics.

Pulse - Brendan Stuart Burns, 2014


Untitled - Brendan Stuart Burns, 2014. Watercolour pencil on paper, 30x40cm.




Untitled, 2014. Porcelain, 30x40cm. the artist, courtesy of Osbourne Samuel


The artist was born in 1963 and studied Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art and The Slade in the 1980s. Burns has won two of the highest art accolades in Wales not once but twice, winning the Gold Medal for Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod in 1993 and 1998 and the Welsh Artist of the Year award in 2000 and 2003. Through his representation with Osborne Samuel he has exhibited in numerous high-profile art fairs including Masterpiece, Art Miami and the London Art Fair. His work is held in public and private collections internationally. The exhibition, which runs from 12 February 14 March 2015,includes a short video on Burns work and there is a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Phillip Wright.

Osborne Samuel, 23a Bruton St, London W1J 6QG www.osbornesamuel.com

Images (top to bottom):

Swell, 2014 / 160x200 cm / Oil and wax on linen canvas Hum, 2014 / 160x200 cm / Oil and wax on linen canvas Pulse, 2014 / 160x200 cm / Oil and wax on linen canvas Untitled, 2014 / 30x40cm / Watercolour pencil on paper Untitled, 2014/ 30x40cm /Porcelain

All images Brendan Stuart Burns, courtesy of Osborne Samuel