Visual Bank: Mark Braunias 

An installation in which Mark Braunias has created a world of brightly coloured comic figuration across the walls of the Gallery’s Atrium.

Paintings on canvas, board, paper, acetate and plywood cutouts converge towards the central wall where directly hand painted imagery integrates with film footage of the artist at work, the audience and animation.

The result is a frenetic energy of humour, play and a sense of the irreverent, which delivers an explosion of colour across the walls.

Braunias has raided his scores of drawing books (his 'visual bank') to create disneyesque images that portray art history and popular culture (70's pop and film stars etc) in a manner similar to stream of consciousness thoughts.

The artist refers to his work as a "cultivated 'silliness' which disguises layered meanings of how we perceive visual language".

Sponsored by K.D. Kirkby Charitable Trust / Guardian Trust