11 October to 3 November 2019
David Freney-Mills explores the visual properties of text via improvised layers of painting with ink on Mulberry paper, choosing a single word for each painting and by process of fragmentation and repetition he creates abstract arrangements that convey a sense of flux and transformation. Freney-Mills’ paintings act as organisms made up of accumulated layers and traces of decisions, the text overlapping in chance combinations weaving in and out of an atmospheric armature created by the artist painting on the back of porous Mulberry paper and allowing the ink to permeate through to the facing side.
The text is evocative of human consciousness in a state of constant reinvention, absorbing perceptions of colours and light from the outside world while also focussed within it’s inner space. In order for consciousness to expand it must have a space in which to do so; Freney-Mills’ paintings provide such a contemplative space.