TEN is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings + prints by john abell

the garden enclosed features paintings in watercolour, oil + acrylic inspired by the david jones [1895-1974] painting of the same name. brimming with pattern + abell’s distinctive motifs, his variations on jones’ theme echoes its gothic romanticism whilst additional elements further the narrative

alongside abell’s bold, vibrant paintings will be a small series of engravings. bizarre in subject + intricate in method, these limited edition artworks are a true testament to the artist’s meticulous, compulsive output. although abell’s engravings sit in stark contrast to his paintings, what holds true throughout the entire body of work is a strong sense of storytelling, consistent visual language + fervent energy

john abell is a visual artist most identifiable for his monochromatic prints + vivid paintings exploring life, love, lust and the human condition. abell was born in cardiff in 1986 and graduated from camberwell college of art + design in 2009. he has exhibited widely and his prints and publications are included in museums, libraries and national collections worldwide, including the victoria and albert museum, london; national museum of wales, cardiff; the british museum, london; the national library of australia, canberra; the national library of canada, ottowa and columbia university library, new york


mae john abell yn artist gweledol sydd yn adnabyddus am ei gasgliad o brintiau bloc pren sy'n archwilio bywyd, cariad, chwant a’r cyflwr ddyno

ganwyd yng nghaerdydd ym 1986 a graddiodd o goleg celf camberwell yn 2009. mae wedi arddangos ledled prydain ac yn ewrop ac mae ei brintiau a’i gyhoeddiadau yn rhan o gasgliadau amgueddfeydd, llyfrgelloedd a casgliadau cenedlaethol ledled y byd, gan gynnwys amgueddfa victoria ac albert, llundain; amgueddfa genedlaethol cymru, caerdydd; yr amgueddfa brydeinig, llundain; llyfrgell genedlaethol awstralia, canberra; llyfrgell genedlaethol canada, ottowa a llyfrgell prifysgol columbia, efrog newydd


J O H N   A B E L L

T H E   G A R D E N   E N C L O S E D

14 MAY - 1 JULY 2018



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