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Brian Cheeswright

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I create something and the something starts to talk back and tell me where it wants to go. The creator becomes the follower. Taking a line, or in this case a paint brush, for a walk.
It is about letting go of control and seeing what voices come through when I am silent. None of these pictures are the images I set out to make, they evolve over time.
It is about believing in Magic. The unexpected is only an opportunity for surprises.
In my practice I employ direct observation, accident and collage, transcription and auto-gesture, sabotage and making a virtue of poor materials and brushes.
My work is evolving- through me from somewhere to somewhere else. I enjoy having a conversation with the material in my hands, the voice on the radio, the birdsong beyond my window. Being silent a while.

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