MARTYN BREWSTER – Northwest Gallery AUB

Upcoming Exhibition Exhibition in Northwest Gallery / Exhibition in TheGallery
Curated by Professor Simon Olding
1 March – 12 April 2018 Northwest Gallery, AUB
Brought to you in partnership with TheGallery, AUB and Waterhouse & Dodd, London. Martyn Brewster: The Nocturnes, a text + work exhibition at TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth.
The exhibition Martyn Brewster: The Nocturnes at TheGallery, AUB is a selection of recent works including paintings and drawings by the long-time associate Martyn Brewster. The Arts University Bournemouth exhibited with Martyn when TheGallery first opened its doors in 1998, and has since held a selection of his work as part of the AUB collection.
For the last thirty years, Martyn has lived near the cliffs, open skies and beaches of Southbourne, Dorset. Inspired by natural landscape, the sea and the light, his images are based on abstract or landscape themes.
Whilst always being involved with painting and the use of strong rich colours, his most recent work introduces a more restrained palette into his evocative abstract paintings. Martyn’s vigorous poetic response to his natural surroundings is expressed in the vitality of the work, and the quieter approach heralds paintings of a fresh contemplative power and strength.
Martyn Brewster is a painter and printmaker, born in Oxford, 1952. He creates paintings, drawings and prints based on abstract or landscape themes. Martyn studied Painting at Brighton University followed by an MA in Printmaking instead.
He has had regular solo exhibitions in museums and galleries in London and across the UK, as well as in USA, Canada and Europe. His work can be found in private, public and corporate collections worldwide including the V&A, the British Museum, Russell-Cotes Art gallery, and recently Pallant House and the Hepworth Wakefield. Martyn has won numerous awards and has had retrospective exhibitions at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum (1977), and the Royal West of England Academy (2001), amongst others. Martyn Brewster has also taught in the Fine Art Department at AUB for 16 years (1988 – 2004), and was involved in developing the original BA (Hons) Fine Art degree course at the University.
A study of Martyn’s life and work was published by Professor Simon Olding and Mel Gooding in 1997. A study of his printmaking, Martyn Brewster: Prints 1975 – 2007 by Vivienne Light and Professor Simon Olding was also published in 2008. Martyn is represented by Waterhouse & Dodd, London and New York.

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