1ST JUNE – 21ST AUGUST 2019 | TRINITY HOUSE MODERN, BROADWAY
Our Trinity Modern gallery is currently alive with colour, in the form of some exceptional new artworks by British artist Jeremy Houghton. Throughout this summer we are delighted to be exhibiting Houghton’s work as part of our summer exhibition. Discover more about the artist, exhibition and artworks available below.
About Jeremy Houghton
Jeremy Houghton is a British artist whose work attempts to capture extraordinary journeys. With a career marked by contrasting experiences and places, as well as a long-standing commitment to wildlife and the countryside, Houghton’s work spans a broad spectrum – from the arresting drama of dynamic sports to the ever changing patterns of migrating flamingos.
Since he began to paint full-time in the mid-2000s, Houghton has divided his practice between creating standalone pieces in the studio using reference photographs and sketches, and producing work via documentary residences. Over the last ten years he has been invited to detail the life of a number of high-profile communities, from those at Windsor Castle and Highgrove to last year’s Wimbledon championships, and the competitors at the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. With each of these projects Houghton is interested in getting beyond public perception, documenting instead the everyday scenes that characterise an event or place.
Jeremy Houghton in Studio with artwork (image credit: Country & Town House)
Although Houghton’s focus ranges quite widely, his technique remains a constant. Emphasis on painted shapes of light and space contrasting against areas of colour enables his subjects to shimmer in the liminal territory between figuration and abstraction. With extraneous detail removed, the paintings are also hard to place, giving them an ahistorical quality that serves to underline their fluidity.
Houghton continually explores the potential of negative space, and often references ‘ma’, the concept in Japanese aesthetics that translates roughly as ‘gap’ or ‘pause’, and which in traditional practice helps balance the relationship between different areas of an image. This focus on the space between things lends his paintings a surprising combination of abundance and delicacy. His subjects are then held on a very thin, almost invisible line between motion and the ability to transcend time.
About the exhibition
We have great pleasure in inviting you to attend our Trinity House Modern Summer Exhibition, featuring the vibrant recently acquired work of British artist Jeremy Houghton. We do hope many of you are able to join us for an afternoon of champagne and art at the exhibition preview event, being held on Saturday 1st June. Jeremy himself will be attending the event, and will be there to talk about his latest artworks, as well as the inspirations and artistic experiences behind these pieces.
Dates & Times
Saturday 1st June, 2019, 10am – 5pm
Sunday 2nd June to
Wednesday 21st August 2019
Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Trinity House Modern, 35 High Street, Broadway, WR12 7DP
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For more information about the exhibition, or the artworks featured please contact Stephen Sheppard at [email protected] or 01386 859329
We have recently acquired a number of artworks by artist Jeremy Houghton at Trinity House. These works form our Trinity House Modern Summer Exhibition, and will be on display, and available for purchase at our Modern gallery in Broadway.