Follish Romantics | Quay Arts, Isle of White

Matthew Burrows | Simon Burton | The Baron Gilvan.

Foolish Romantics is an exhibition of three contemporary painters who look at the idea of the artist as fool or trickster. From clowns to strange transmogrified creatures and landscapes, the paintings explore the balancing point where expectation hangs between meaning and meaninglessness. It is a cosmic cultural adventure, a cocktail of myth, folklore and religion. It is a moment of transition between mortals and gods, the natural and the supernatural or perhaps between romance and the restless antics of the fool.

© Simon Burton 2019