We are excited to present new work by Schoph and the next instalment in our Artist Spotlight feature. From 23rd July 2022 the artist’s paintings and prints will take over the gallery’s ground floor showrooms, comprising works on canvas, hand-painted prints, and limited editions.
Highlights include the recent series A Journal Through January; a continuation of Schoph’s exploration into the tracking of time, documenting crystalline moments through abstraction, at once introspective whilst reaching for the universal. Such themes were first investigated during The Quarantine Paintings, a comprehension of his lockdown experience in residency with Hirst Priory, Lincolnshire.
An artist who has historically divided his time between studios in Yorkshire and California, with frequent commissions in and around Europe, this new portfolio, with it’s brighter hues in cyan and magenta, perhaps subtly nod toward the easing of global restrictions and a welcome return to his nomadic lifestyle.
“Journaling, making notes of our day-to-day, our hopes, achievements, the why’s, where’s and who we are, is a constant trend. Something people have done for years in diaries, but with today’s anxieties and depressions, ups and downs, journaling has become a guide for many to overcome their woes. I learnt it doesn’t have to be written in the same way as many folks do…
This new series is my journal, my journal through the period of January 2022. For no rhyme or reason, deep inner thoughts, worries or stresses…. just my day-to-day of making a mark on canvas and not thinking. Nothing written apart from the odd scrawl of lyrics.
In the only way I can relate… Through brush and paint.”
Schoph, July 2022
Accompanying the Journal paintings, which have been completed with hand-finished frames that extend the image beyond the confines of canvas, is a curated collection of archive pieces; including works from The Quarantine Paintings and Monolith, plus an unseen early original from Out Of The Black And Into The Blue.
This Artist Spotlight is a celebration of Schoph‘s abstract repertoire to date.