THE beauty of line, shape and form are explored in the Lloyd Gill Gallery’s first exhibition of 2013.

Reading Either Side Of a Line, which has been cocurated by Adam Reid and Lloyd Gill, includes work from eight carefully chosen artists and demonstrates the infinite uses that can come of these three basic elements.

It aims to prove how the most minor of details can be crucial in characterising an individual artist’s work. Janine Baldwin’s celebratory work combines gestural marks and evocative colour in an expression of her lifelong affinity with the landscape.

She said: “I build a gradual layering of paint to create the paintings, and oil sticks (oil paint in solid form) are often used to integrate painting and drawing.

“Major influences are Abstract Expressionism, particularly Willem de Kooning, and Cornish art.”

London-based artist Rebecca Elizabeth Blow creates compositions using various elements of the drawn line with a graphic mark making style.

Her expressive use of paint and vibrant yet subtle colours give her pieces a sense of depth and space beyond the canvas.

Also exhibiting is abstract artist Attila Jobbagy, who prefers to leave all his works untitled to encourage the viewer to interpret it in their own way.

Inspired by Picasso and Dali, Attila’s work conveys the essence of a complex structure or thought.

The exhibition runs until Friday, February 16 at the Gallery in Beaconsfield Road, Weston.

It is also accompanied by an essay delving further into the subjects of line, shape and form, as well as the added usage of both colour and composition, including the prominence of negative space within an image. For more information visit