Amy Goldring Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Based in Swansea’s Elysium Studios, I am a painter. I’m currently exhibiting a solo show as part of BEEP painting Biennial, working on a residency with the National Botanical Gardens of Wales, exhibiting with Taith Contemporary Painters and creating a large mural in response to the Frank Brangwyn Hall panels as part of the Marc Rees, Now the Hero Festival.
Based in Swansea’s Elysium Studios, I’m currently exhibiting a solo show as part of BEEP painting Biennial, working on a residency with the National Botanical Gardens of Wales, exhibiting with Taith Contemporary Painters and creating a large mural in response to the Frank Brangwyn Hall panels.
I paint full time whilst also raising my two young children whose whirlwind energy is present in my movement of the brush. It’s a kind of blissful chaos. The acrylic paints suit our era; looking for meaning in a synthetic age, and as I find myself, daily, buried in mountains of fisher price forms, the plasticity of the paints have a kind of truth for me.
My work exemplifies a mix of spiritually charged content and individualised pop gestures. The forms are myriad, yet the energy in each is of one source and unifying. I work, immersed in the welsh landscape, the coast, the rivers, the woods. The paintings are an exploration into perfect imperfections and at its heart there is a deep respect and gentle love for all forms manifest. Formally the paintings reach towards a balance of flowing, energetic line and colliding colours, qualities which express the magnitude of my feeling for life.
For me painting is a search. I’m looking for a language in the lumi-colour sludge; words to name what words cannot explain. I’m painting from a seam of energy like a prime coal line deep within what might be called the soul. I wish to charge the surface with a primal physicality and musicality that should uplift but simultaneously ground the viewer; an expansive journey that takes the soul downwards and upwards.