Plas Glyn-y-weddw is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by Elfyn Lewis, Nesa Peth i Ddim. From Porthmadog originally, Elfyn has lived in Cardiff for a number of years but the innate influence of Eifionydd comes from deep within his subconscious as he works instinctively on his striking canvases. While abstract in nature, landscape elements come to the fore through gestural layers of paint in work that is equally powerful and tender.
Sunday Exchange - July 8th, 2.00 - 3.30pm - Discussion exploring the influence of birthplace and upbringing.Gyda / With - Branwen Cennard, Carwyn Jones, Elfyn Lewis, Angharad Price, Michael Sparks and Guto Williams (Chair)
The exhibition will continue until July 15th, 2018
Elfyn Lewis has exhibited in solo and group shows all over Wales and beyond. In 2009 Elfyn won the Gold Medal for fine art at the National Eisteddfod for Wales in Bala. In 2010 he was given the accolade of 'Artist oif the Year' in Wales. He has also has won various other awards throughout his career, including the Royal Cambrian Academy Young Contemporary Award.
In Elfyn's words: "Through my career I have developed a process-based abstraction that both references landscape and explores the medium of paint deeply......my work combines elements of chance, accident and non-conformity to suggest a sense of place or landscape while referencing names of actual places and people....the use of colour and textures come directly out of this process and so the paintings imply landscape at the same time as being media driven".
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