"A rare exhibition by the reclusive artist and a celebration of a lifetime's work"
RedHouse Originals Gallery is delighted to present Paint; an exhibition of original work by John Middleton (born 1940, Sheffield).
Paint will be the artist's first major solo show by the artist since he retreated from publicly exhibiting in the late 1970s.
The collection illustrates a lifetime's work; from the dark and brooding Sheffield landscapes of the Middleton's childhood, to more recent explorations in spirituality, presented predominantly through the filter of an 'outsider'. Middleton holds no commercial ambition; he does not see himself as an artist but as a painter, who has devoted his life to the medium of paint since removing himself from "tangled mess’ of life, politics and religion" in the late 1970s.
Predominantly working in watercolour and gouache, he creates abstract dreamscapes, proclaiming often profound and insightful statements and for Middleton this exhibition marks a rare encounter with the outside world, in his own words is his "last statement" before he retreats back into the studio.
To attend the private viewing on Friday 19th October please contact the gallery here.
Further works will be unveiled here shortly. Please contact the gallery here to request the exhibition catalogue.