GARRY PEREIRA Solo Exhibition “Outsider” 12 – 27 August 2017.
RSVP Opening reception 12th August 3-6pm
Garry Pereira was born 1974 and studied art at Norwich, Loughborough and Lowestoft Colleges of Art and Design.
Garry regularly exhibits his paintings in the UK and international Art Fairs such as Hong Kong, Dubai, Boston , Singapore are just to name a few. Garry has hosted solo numerous Exhibitions in London, Southwold, Cambridge and Norwich. In 2005 he was awarded First Prize at the Public Eye Exhibition in London, and was the Winner of the Laing Painting Competition in 1999.
Garry has for a long time been inspired by waves and dunes along the Norfolk and Suffolk coast line, an area he has a strong connection with. Increasingly longer stays in North Wales and Scotland have provided a new fertile source for his landscapes. The incorporation of traditional techniques and materials give his work an almost photographic quality. His studio-based paintings are made by layering around one hundred washes of thin oil paint and the incorporation of traditional glazes and varnishes.
Painting really matters to me, it always has. For me, almost a ‘calling’, it is an area that seems to accept me, unlike most others. The process usually begins with a location that offers me a dialogue, like a historical dignitary almost requesting to be painted. It has been, for a long time now, the crashing waves of my home county of Norfolk or my spiritual homes in bleak mountainous areas of Scotland, Wales or out of season Lake District.
“Outsider” is a series of new small oil paintings made on location, in my favourite places & places that are special for whatever reason to me, my first kiss, the first time I made a painting, places I would hide away from school and work,!And then those places that are just beautiful, The highlands, wales ireland and my now home county of Norfolk. I havent tryed to change or adapt any composition or colour, and therefor work on two levels, a true represetation of a place or maybe a more sensitive rendering that maybe connects or resonates with you? I hope I have done the landscapes some justice in the translation to paint on panel.
The sizes measure either 12x12cm or 11x15cm the size determined by being able to put them in my jacket pocket for location painting.