Beach Walk - Meirion Ginsberg


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".

Solo Exhibitions

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

 

Exhibition Catalogue - January 2014

Exhibition Catalogue - January 2015