Floating World, an exhibition of new work by Luke Elwes opens at the Boat House Gallery, National Trust, Flatford until Tuesday 30th August 2016.
These recent works on paper reflect the artist’s interest in the transient nature of place and memory. They capture the elemental flow of life on the tidal margins of the Walton backwaters and are made using the elements themselves, combining coloured pigments with silt and mud and inks washed with rain and salt water.
“I want to convey something of the fragility and impermanence of this tidal territory, close by the Stour estuary and similarly flat under an East Anglian sky but quite different to that sense of timeless order and apparent tranquillity found in Constable country.” says Luke.
Luke has exhibited in galleries and museums in Europe and the UK, and his work was most recently shown in East Anglia at The Minories Colchester in 2014. He was the festival artist for the Roman River Music. In 2015 he was resident artist at the Josef Albers Foundation USA and in 2011 he gave an ’Artists Eye’ talk at the National Gallery.