Solo exhibition for acclaimed Ely-based artist
Immerse yourself in the compelling art of Lee Madgwick at Byard Art this month, when the King’s Parade gallery hosts an exhibition dedicated to his works from 6-30 September. Hailing from Ely, Madgwick exhibits his haunting pieces around the world and was recently bestowed the prestigious Michael Harding Award by the Royal Society of British Artists.
Depicting moody, atmospheric scenes of dereliction in both urban and rural settings, street artist Banksy described his work as capturing “the sense of dark things happening behind closed doors, while presenting a perfectly chirpy looking, colourful landscape.” He was such a fan of Madgwick’s work that he invited him to be part of his seminal Dismaland project in 2015.
At his Byard Art show, you can hope to see some new acrylic on canvas pieces, such as the highly detailed and familiar-looking Maelstrom Rock and a graffiti-covered railway bridge framing an idyllic country landscape. Expect to be caught in the mood.