Bonington Vitrines #24: Shahnawaz Hussain – My Nottinghamshire Perspectives in Watercolour
Preview: Friday 15 March, 6–8 pm
Bonington Gallery is pleased to presentan exhibition of paintings by Nottingham based artist Shahnawaz Hussainwhich capture key buildings and landmarks across Nottingham and the wider county.
Based in Nottingham, Shahnawaz Hussain is a self-taught artist who has been practicing and making art for the past 8 years.
Mostly working in acrylic, oil and watercolour; Shahnawaz travels across Nottinghamshire visiting locally significant buildings and landmarks that either possess a Nottingham Civic Society plaque or are otherwise connected with a famous Nottingham personality or lost industry. Some paintings also depict places and locations that are personal to the artist, such as his house.
In his experimental artworks, form, colour and texture are interwoven and applied via a broad range of perspective techniques, in turn exploring meaning, scale and depth-of-vision to reveal in great detail the underlying nature and composition of his subjects.
Shahnawaz has a particular interest in buildings from the ages of high architecture, particularly those from Victorian, Georgian, Tudor, Arts and Crafts and Baroque styles.
Having lived in Nottingham for most of his adult life he has observed the evolution of the city and wider county over many years, witnessing heritage architecture being irreplaceably lost, or used for purposes different to what was originally intended.
Preview: Friday 15 March, 6–8 pm Don’t miss the first UK exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Osheen Siva, entitled ‘Karappu’ (கருப்பு – meaning darkness/black in Tamil). The exhibition includes drawings and […]