(b 1979United Kingdom. Lives and works in London)
Central to Lloyd Durling's new paintings is an intense engagement with oil stick and oil pastel on linen and paper that explore the interface between painting, drawing and collage. There is a balance between expressive play and tight control, a control which in itself is not indicative of applying a limitation but allows the image to resonate beyond the boundary of the surface. Colour, shape and texture is brought together as if the paint has been bled or smudged away.
A deep connection with landscape, arrangements of ancient monuments, light, shadow and forgotten histories – all of these elements find a way into the work.