Gareth Bunting is an artist and keen traveller. His work is a kind of visual diary which documents his travels in the form of ink drawings. His drawings are often large scale, vast and surreal landscapes which map out places and experiences. He plays with scale and the perspective of the viewer, by leading the eye along lines, through impossible landscapes which contain repeating and evolving imagery, thus forming a narrative in one static image. He is fascinated in drawing from memory and mixing together the real and the unreal, using drawing as a tool to look back, study and understand things more fluently. He draws from his imagination and uses it to fill in the gaps where memory fails.
Gareth Bunting Graduated with an MA in Fine art from Sheffield Hallam in 2014. Since then he has been selected to be artist in residence at the Saqacha Centro Del arte Peru, and the Xochi Quetzal residency in Mexico. He often makes work while travelling, interacting with places and documenting his experiences in the form of drawing. He has exhibited at the Castillo del lamas in Peru, the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield, the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe, and the Manchester Contemporary art fair.
The Other Side (The Cross) Pen on Paper 42 x 29cm 2014 £350