‘A Poetic Geography of Five Continents’ – Blaise Drummond

29 January 2000 — 26 March 2000

In Association with the Rubicon Gallery

Fresh from his recent success in the 20th John Moores Liverpool Exhibition and Contemporary Art Society’s ‘Art Futures’, Castlefield Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of recent work by Blaise Drummond.

Drummond’s work is essentially concerned with the tenuous relationship between nature and culture. The recent body of work involves both a discussion of how we live in the world and a slightly tongue in cheek commentary on the ambitions of minimalist and abstract painting.

Witness the seemingly ‘unordered’ abstract paint makes marks of the ‘Untitled History Painting’ series that are punctuated with a system of ‘ordered’ vignettes of the objects that litter our public/private spaces i.e. a potting shed, a plastic covered motorbike, men at work.

This seductive body of work revels in the new order of things and capture the viewer with a vision of refinement and precision.

Blaise Drummond was born in Liverpool in 1867. He graduated in Fine Art and History from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. A recent MA graduate of Chelsea College of Art, Blaise is now living and working in Longford, Ireland.