with the actor Michael Sheen
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Especially poignant while the pandemic continues, Osian Gwent is utilising his acute awareness of isolation, lived experiences, and raw emotions to create artworks that invite and provoke us into joyful states with the resources we have within ourselves. His paintings provide attractive safe spaces to fulfil some of our timeless needs for support doing this”.Elizabeth Lymer Writer and Author
Playing in the Sand
oil on canvas 4′ x 4′ 2021
Art by Osian
3 Short Bridge Street Llanidloes SY18 6AD
0800 999 1953
private collection USA
It is fantastic to welcome an artist of Osian’s standing into the Guild”Louise Hay Managing Director
Fine Art Trade Guild
Contemporary Modern Art
Recent notable exhibitions included a four-month solo exhibition at the Welsh Parliament in Cardiff. In addition, the National Library of Wales requested permission to archive his latest work. Osian will be exhibiting in Sussex in May, thereafter Manchester and Derry Northern Ireland later this year”.Source Welsh Country Magazine 2020
NB Sussex, Manchester and Derry Exhibitions were cancelled due to Covid-19
The Short Bridge Street Gallery ‘Art by Osian’ opened in January 2019. Osian’s work sells to international collections across the world from this gallery deep in the heart of mid Wales.
Traditionally trained, Osian spent four years at art school, studying fine art. Traditional figurative painting and drawing is a good base start from. Osian enjoys painting more expressive work these days. It’s a place where he ventures to disconnect from the rules. “I get to enjoy the simple act of manipulating paint. I focus on the simplicity of shape, colour and texture, whilst layering thin glazes and thicker bolder energetic statements of paint“.
“There is something about being immersed in the Welsh landscape that stimulates my creativity. I begin by sketching and painting a series of small colour studies out in the wilderness. I enjoy the isolation and the vulnerability of being outdoors, whilst experiencing the intensity of the landscape”.
His works reveal a hidden emotion, that he translates into a personal response and representation of a half-remembered reality. He does this through shape, form, movement, contrast, light and texture. “If I can keep it loose and fresh whilst throwing my energy into a spontaneous mess, that’s when I truly connect. I am in a constant pursuit of that raw connection”.
Osian refers to his wilderness sketches and studies and then develops his ideas back in the studio. “From here on, I paint intuitively. I give the painting permission to lead. My work is merely an act of submission to an emotion”.
Welsh Country Magazine
Celf gan Osian
(Art by Osian)
3 Short Bridge Street
Wales SY18 6AD
Open Monday – Saturday
Private appointments welcome
0800 999 1953