By Gary Iles
Acrylics with airbrush & brushes on paper
68cm x 50cm
Gary Iles’ dramatic acrylic and ink paintings mix narrative, hyperrealism and fantasy to create a shadow world of meaning. Iles also frequently incorporates iconic imagery, from recognizable cities to famous faces, playing with our notion of intimacy and hidden lives. His minimal use of one or two colours at a time lends tension, just as his dexterous switch between highly naturalistic details and dreamy airbrushing brings conflict to his painted universe.