Josh Armitage

15 – 29 January 2016

reception 6-8pm 29 January 2016

Josh Armitage’s practice has a firm foundation in drawing and animation, expanding over the last two years to include painting. It is Josh’s intention during the residencyto make a series of large-scale drawings and use this as the basis for his work throughout 2016.

Armitage is influenced by the ideas of artists Henri Matisse, David Bomberg and Roy Oxlade. When drawing, he says his aim is to discover something new. The discovery might be the drawing itself, marks within the drawing, shapes, textures or an idea brought forward by seeing the drawing. If he were to have a complete idea of a drawing in his mind and complete control while he produced it, then for Armitage would be nothing left to discover. Observation allows Armitage to overcome this problem; allowing observation, the observed subject and the process of drawing as integral to the generation of the drawing.

Josh Armitage is from West Yorkshire, UK, and works in London. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2012.

The work can be viewed at the reception (all welcome) or during opening times 1 – 6pm Thursday – Saturday, at 2 – 4 Highbury Station Road, Highbury Islington N1 1SB, London or by appointment via email. C4RD is a Registered UK Charity 1123530, and would particularly like to acknowledge the support for this exhibition of the Dovehouse Trust.