South London’s newest creative community gallery, opens with an exhibition of prints and paintings by Guy Beggs on 28th April 2010
Bigger Picture are delighted to announce that our first show will be an
exhibition of paintings and prints by international artist and local
resident Guy Beggs this April.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to benefit the community and launch our new space with this exciting exhibition by an
established and renowned artist who has himself done so much to help
nurture new talent.” - Angelique Hartigan, Progress Through Art,
Guy Beggs’ work as a painter has been influenced by reflections on the nature of existence and the passage of time, as well as with the
formal problems of the painted surface. Urban isolation was a theme
explored through his photo-realist paintings of the 1980s, but this
snapshot view of the world and exacting technique, constrained a
growing desire for both emotional engagement and exploration of
materials and process. Beggs moved on to draw inspiration from both
man-made and natural surfaces: the rusting hulk of a ship; the
distressed surfaces of once pristine icons; the disintegration of
In this latest exhibition, that includes a revolutionary 3D print produced through the industrial rapid prototyping process, the passage
of time represented through changing surfaces is further explored.
Beggs’ recent experiments with monoprint and digital printing
techniques reference nature’s time-full process of surface layering to
create stunningly beautiful images.
Guy Beggs was born in Durban, South Africa in 1947. He studied fine art at Maidstone College of Art, The Royal Academy Schools, and
Goldsmiths College, London. He began exhibiting in the late 1960s and
has continued to show work in mixed and solo exhibitions at home and
abroad ever since. He is represented by many private and public
collections around the world, the nearest being Tate Britain and the
Museum of London and the furthest the Auckland Art Gallery, New
Zealand. He successfully combined his painting with teaching and was a
head of fine art, a dean of faculty and is the founder and former
director of Metropolitan Works Creative Industries Centre.
Returning to painting full-time in 2008 he lives and works in London.
Guy Beggs is a board member of Hidden Art.
Exhibition Opening times:
Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 5.30pm, Open Bank Holiday Mondays 11am- 4pm
Late Night Thursdays 10.30am - 7.30pm