Robert Manners

In the construction of his paintings, Robert Manners applies the modular dimensions of his practice in a rigorous exploration of texture and form. This process of constant experimentation is charged with the dynamic of assemblage and the chance of found materials – the relationship not only between varying material and colour, but the surprise of combinations as a two dimensional painting is constructed from materials on three planes.

Exploring the influence of engineering and his fascination with marine debris, Manners draws on a series of influences ranging from Ben Nicholson to Louise Nevelson, to create paintings which resonate with insight and quiet authority.

Kate Jago 2010