Friday 6th July - Saturday 28th July 2018.
Dan Rawlings is a contemporary British artist, currently living and working in Gloucestershire, England.
Dan's current body of work re-creates oil cans & street signs - exactly replicated logos, colours and text are painted in enamel and then outlined forms of trees and fauna are hand cut into the steel, the surfaces then distressed and rusted.
Some works are lit to form ‘shadows’ representing the extensive plant life that evasive road building and the oil industries have destroyed.
A sympathy for unloved, forgotten relics and a fascination with nature's resilience have inspired Dan to create visions of a world where man's impact is being slowly reclaimed by nature. Dan considers no technique or substrate out of bounds in achieving his intended results but is probably best know for his manipulation of metal and light, conceived with intricate hand-plasma cutting. Recently he has been introducing sign painting and motion to his works.
A PDF of all available Dan Rawlings works is here