Artzu – Light | Touch 8th-23rd November
Artzu, one of Manchester’s most established independent galleries, has announced its latest exhibition which promises to be a riot of light and colour as we enter the darkness of the winter nights. North West artists Stephen Farley and Tony Spink, are well established in their own right and have joined to produce this exhibition of their work.
Stephen Farley’s themes are powerful with a sensual core. His twist on mixed media allows a fluid expression of organic ideas into sumptuous sculptural paintings. His work is deeply influenced by his experience after a life changing traumatic incident. From this point on he began to create pieces which literally portray his vision and perception of sight. Working with resin allows the viewer to engage with the artwork on a tactile level, touching and caressing is an integral part of the Farley experience.
Tony Spink of Neon Creations has worked with neon for over 25 years, creating handmade artworks using techniques that date back to 1910.
His creations are produced by heating straight lengths of glass tubing in a flame and bending into shape which are then pumped with neon or argon gas, depending on the final colour of the piece.
His works have gained critical acclaim in both corporate and domestic settings with Spink producing bespoke pieces for major brands as well as high profile musicians and premiership footballers commissioning him to produce the ultimate in dazzling electrical artwork.
He has created 15 bespoke pieces which will be exhibited alongside acrylic and resin based art by Stephen Farley at ARTZU which will open on Wednesday November 8 and run for two weeks.