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  “Colour Me Cardiff/ Lliwia Fi’n Llandaf” Vibrant Creations by Eloise Govier & Swci Delic 16th April - 18th May
You are invited to our latest show by two young artists from West Wales. This is a joint exhibition of intensely bright neon paintings and sculptures. Eloise will be exhibiting huge neon "blood" paintings that capture in oil the artist on a molecular-level (Govier describes these as "self-portraits"), paintings of Port Talbot and a range of experimental drawings either drawn on aluminium oxide or digitally produced. Prepare for a a smorgasbord of colour, light and form - a feast for the eyes! Artists, Eloise Govier and Swci Delic share a passion for bright neon colours. "We have a mutual obsession with strong contrasts, fluorescent colours - the need for neon - it is a passion shared". The artists work at the interface between Expressionism and Pop/OP Art and both utilise contemporary digital and traditional art methods. Eloise comments: 'I think collectively there is something unique in the way we are interacting with colour. It's like a hyper use of colour", Swci adds "It's colour on colour on colour". Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is cited as one major influence. The artists discovered they had both seen Kusama's show at the Tate Modern in 2012. "You can see the influence Kusama has had on us. We were both blown-away by that exhibition and how she used colour and pattern in her paintings and installations". "We realise that our combined work might be quite overwhelming. But our shared aim is to spread a bit of joy, positivity, and have people going "wow" when they enter the space. On the collaboration Eloise states: "I have admired Swci's work for a while now, I love her gutsy approach to art. I always thought our work would be punchy together - exhibiting at Off the Wall Gallery together is an excellent opportunity to showcase how we see the world in the Capital". Swci says "It's fantastic to find an ally in an artist I admire who has a similar outlook and feel in her art - I think it's going to be an exciting and slightly bananas exhibition to brighten up the Cardiff spring after a dreary wet winter." Eloise Govier Eloise Govier grew-up in Cenarth and works from her studio in Ceredigion, she is known for her trade-mark paintings of thick swathes of colourful oil on canvas. The artist also creates installation art pieces, notably her 'Ticker-Tape' series where the artist moves and places brightly coloured bricks across socially significant spaces. The artist has exhibited and created installations and live performances both nationally and internationally in places such as the UNESCO Carl Legien Housing Estate in Berlin, Amsterdam, Japan, and the Millennium Square in Bristol in collaboration with the AT-Bristol Science Centre and the BBC Big Screen (Bristol). Eloise has been ifeatured onBBC and S4C ,various newspapers and magazines about her work. Swci Delic Swci Delic was formerly the Welsh language singer Swci Boscawen, who's career came to a sudden end after collapsing with a brain tumour in 2010. With no previous experience of art, she found her curious creative path in painting as she battled the condition. After intense cancer treatment and "being to hell and back" Swci developed an inexplicable urge to start - and never stop - painting. Swci Delic works from her studio in Carmarthen She experiments with emulsions, neon powders and acrylic to create vibrant, one-of-a-kind colours. The result is a body of work which is bold, psychedelic, contemporary, fun and larger than life. Works on show will include a painted armchair, which has never been exhibited before and a fun collection of fluorescent gnomes sculptures.
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