19 March – 5 April 2014: Ross Vaughan – Primrose Variations

GALLERY 1:

Ross Vaughan, Buko Pie, 2013, oil on linen, 40.6x55 cm

Ross Vaughan, Buko Pie, 2013, oil on linen, 40.6×55 cm

For Primrose Variations, Vaughan presents a series of complex, representational oil paintings, pencil drawings and analogue collages.  Referencing elements from surrealism, pre-renaissance symbolism and photography, Vaughan also draws on personal histories through the use of embedded symbols and objects of significance.

“I take snapshots from my past and re-imagine them as symbolic narratives.¬† I want to make personal works that are evocative, inscrutable and coded with hidden subtext.”

Borrowing inspiration from Dada, Surrealism and Punk; Vaughan uses absurdity as an artistic device to disrupt and derail conventional thought patterns. Incongruous images and unexpected juxtapositions produce a surrealist vision with its own laws of physics and idiosyncratic semantics