Meirion Ginsberg b.1985
Meirion Ginsberg was born in 1985 in North Wales and trained at Cardiff College of Art. He says of his work:
As a child, cartoons and comics became a drive for me to take drawing seriously. As well as this I was raised in a family of painters and musicians. Drawing became a priority which sometimes or most times became more important than friends, and from a young age I started to become fluent with mark making. In my teens the attraction of comics began to wear thin, partly because of ridiculous story lines that I never really was interested in.
Application and mark making became the interest or factors I was looking for in painting, learning a lot from ‘The Great Artists’ series, to which my father subscribed. Norman Rockwell and Frances Bacon became my favourite painters. Even today I use elements of these two artists, although my knowledge and influence has expanded from the days of finding these treasures.
Humour plays a big part in my work, but this seems to be mellowed by the intuitive construction of my paintings. I am a strong believer in improvisation and risk taking, which are two strong elements in my mind that strengthen my ideas and skill. In university I tried to move away from the traditional, but always seemed to come back to it in subtle ways. Versatility plays a big part in my work and hopefully will continue to do so".
2016 Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff
2015 Oriel Tegfryn Gallery, Menai Bridge
2014 Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff
2013 Tegfryn Gallery, Menai Bridge
2010 Llanover Hall, Cardiff
2010 Galeri, Caernarfon
2008 Canary Wharf, Public Space
Selected Group Exhibitions
2010-17 Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff
2009-14 Art London with Martin Tinney Gallery
2011- 17 Tegfryn Gallery Menai Bridge
2012 Art Hamptons, New York
2012 Agnew’s, London
2011 Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff, with Sarah Ball
2010 Gwydr House Project, London
2007 Artist Collective, Caernarfon
2005 Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno