LUDIC: Aly Helyer, Iain Nicholls & Joel Tomlin
+ VEIL: Iain Nicholls & Tom Szirtes
8 October - 21 November 2015
Joel Tomlin was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and worked as a blacksmith before moving to London to study painting at Chelsea School of Art. He works sculpturally chiefly withwood and bronze, often with painted or patinated surfaces, influenced by Arte Povera and Informel. Attracted to a sense of nature, the edges of 'civilisation': the edges of towns, abandoned meadows and ragged fields that appear in the writings of Virgil. Tomlin finds the presence of a simple fig can be the connective tissue between ourselves, Greek Drama, the Shepherds of Arcadia and the familiarity of the green grocers display.