Menna Angharad solo exhibition, The Galleries, Bristol 2013
“I am fascinated by the subtle implications possible within still life - hints and vague feelings rather than direct statements.”
Menna Angharad’s paintings are of ordinary objects: pillows, cloth, forgotten garments. They are privy to many of our least guarded moments, intimate companions, redolent of use. Their inchoate, petrified forms suggest presence and absence.
The paintings achieve a balance between the subject and what is conveyed through the manipulation of the paint. Working from observation the unobtrusive objects become intriguing. Removed from their normal context they are transformed; no longer mundane items to be taken for granted or incidental details but messengers from a place we choose not to think about.