Roger Newbrook

Artistic Statement

Originally from Manchester, I have lived in the north east of England since graduating in 1991. Although I am an artist who works happily in a variety of media, I work mainly with photography, collage and drawing. My work is/tends to be abstract.

A large proportion of my work is presented as photographic images which are created through non-lens based photographic methods. The working title for these images is "Surface Tensions". This particular technique has evolved over a number of years. It began with Warholesque slideshows using hand made slides which were then projected on the bands while they performed. This was the 1980,s and 90's. The media used to create the slides varied from gels and tissue papers, to inks and glues; the important thing was that they were (semi) transparent. I eventually started to use scanners to capture the images as the work became more print than performance based.

An overriding theme in my work regardless of media is the interplay of transience and ephemerality with physicality and permanence in the world around us; a fleeting shadow, a moment against a monument or an immovable/eternal thing. Inspiration can spring from almost anywhere; from a television programme about the sea, from maps, from scientific photographs, from music, from frost patterns or a foggy day.

A number of my images were used for the packaging of Lullabies to Violaine by the Cocteau Twins and on a limited edition box set design for the Cocteau Twins

Come For a Visit

Tower House Gallery, Collywell Bay Road, Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay NE26 4QZ

Tel. 0191 4528301


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