The reflection of a stand of trees shimmers on the surface of a small body of water. The kind of scene which has inspired landscape artists since the 17th century. But these are 21st century trees, and this is a profoundly modern puddle.
To find inspiration for his new collection, Reuben Colley has been standing in a skateboard park in the rain. Every element of the scene becomes grist to the mill: concave slopes of concrete; splashes of colour courtesy of the local graffiti artists; surfaces slick with rainwater; fences with their complex grid patterns. 'Henrietta Lockhart'
The urban landscape and it's unexpected beauty has been a constant theme in Reuben's work and we are delighted to present this siginificant collection, his first since 2017, coming to the gallery in September.