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Osian Gwent recent work


Art by Osian

modern contemporary expressive art
Modern | Contemporary | Expressive Art

Background

I grew up on a council estate in South Wales during the 60’s and 70’s. Dad was an avid reader. I loved pouring through the collection of art books he had acquired on the lives of different artists. My early works were inspired by the industrial region of the valleys, and the rugged natural beauty of the surrounding Welsh landscape. During the 80’s, I moved to England to study fine art painting and sculpture. In the meantime, I left the country and worked overseas in Asia and the States for over 20 years. I returned to my native Wales in November 2016.

Reliving life as a fine art painter

I’m happiest when all the unnecessary details are wiped away. I love expressing the essence of the subject and what it means to me, through movement, contrast and texture. If I can keep it loose whilst throwing my energy into a spontaneous mess that’s when I connect.

I use this influence to draw upon my personal life experience and illustrate this into my work. Traditionally trained, I spent four years at art school, as a figurative fine art painter. My recent work is morphing into an expressive, intuitive, contemporary modern art style. I represented Wales at the 2018 Contemporary Welsh Art Exhibition in London and exhibit regionally throughout the country. Furthermore, I am a supporter of the arts council in Cymru /Wales.