Alec Cumming Large Works 1
Alec Cumming Large Works
Art 18/21 The Old Skating Rink Gallery 34-36 Bethel Street Norwich NR2 1NR UK Gallery open 9:30am â€“ 5:00pm Mon to Sat and by appointment Mb: +44 (0) 7879 673419
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2007, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Norwich University of Art, Norwich, UK 2004, Diploma Fine Art, Norwich City College, Norwich, UK
2014, 6th Edition Indian Art Fair, Exhibited by Art 18/21, UK 2013/2014, To Wander To Lust, solo show - touring, NUA Gallery, UK 2013, The Black Frame Project, Indigo Blue Gallery, Singapore 2013, Earthly Epics Paradise Spice, solo show Art 18/21 Norwich UK 2013, India Art Fair, New Delhi, India, exhibited by Art 18/21, UK 2012, To Wander, To Lust, The Queens Gallery, British Council, New Delhi, India, solo show 2012, Val Baroda, MS University Gallery, Baroda, India, Group Show 2012, Summer Bodies, Art 18/21, Norwich, UK 2012, India Art Fair, New Delhi, India, Exhibited By Art 18/21, UK 2011, A Language of its Own, Alan Wheatley Art, Mayfair, London, solo show 2011, 3rd India Art Summit, New Delhi, India, Exhibited By Art 18/21, UK 2010, New Paintings, ICA Gallery Jaipur, India
2010, The Touch of Paint, with Maggi Hambling, Art 18/21, UK 2010, Forms that Flow, Alan Wheatley Art, Mayfair, London, solo show
Alec Cumming New paintings
Alec Cumming steps back to observe his latest canvas, a lighter, bluer version than the two
paintings that sit, still glistening with wet paint, on the floor of his new studio. For the time being a large, garret like loft-space in North Norwich is home. This new studio space is one of two bases, the other being in the capital of India, Delhi and Alec now divides his time and work between the two cities. But for now Alec is back in the UK and doing what he does best, painting.
The last three years have been very productive for Cumming. Those who have been following his work since 2008, when he starting working with Art 18/21, can see the development in his painting and enjoy taking the journey with him as his work acquires a new maturity that belies his still young years. Whilst a new confidence is evident in his recent paintings, the pulse of where he is going beats ever stronger.
His new canvases are lighter, more assured and the paint zips across the canvas offering the viewer a number of different options of engagement. Alecâ€™s new confidence in his mark-making has also left his slightly self-serious images behind and these are replaced with playful humour and a sense of fun, perfect for a boy discovering his newly developed place in the world of painting. Bring into play an encouraging and equally playful young muse and Alecâ€™s series of new works become a joy to behold, a heady mix of confident youth who is now bold enough to offer us more to play with. Rather than suggestions of things, we are actually given trees, gardens and balconies. Legs and arms, boy and girl, carpets and mirrors, dogs and parrots all tease each other in the wet paint and invite us in to join in the game.
Alec Cumming; new paintings available at Art 18/21. Please contact the Gallery for a pricelist.
Laura Williams June 2014
Shore Time No Time Oil on canvas 168 x 152 cm 2013 8
Earthly Epics Oil on canvas 132 x 122 cm 2013 10
Paradise Spice Oil on canvas 132 x 122 cm 2013 12
Sunshine Sundance Oil on canvas 152 x 122 cm 2013 14
Precious Gems Oil on canvas 198 x 183 cm 2013 16
Out Of Joy Oil on paper 152 x 122 cm 2013 18
Standing In Line Oil on paper 152 x 122 cm 2013 20
Making A Move Oil on canvas 213 x 198 cm 2012 22
And When Its Done Oil on canvas 213 x 198 cm 2012 24
After The Re-Start Oil on canvas 213 x 198 cm 2012 26
Until We Got Caught Oil and charcoal on canvas 152 x 168cm 2011 28
Sundae Sunday Oil on canvas 121 x 122 cm 2011 30
Brantfell Oil and charcoal on canvas 91 x 244cm 2008 32
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Published on Jun 4, 2014