When the back is removed from a fruit machine or old radio, very often inside you will find a spider living unmolested in the warm seclusion of his own vast cathedral
whilst business goes on as usual above.
Reuben Powell’s eclectic practice spans painting, drawing and three-dimensional investigation. A key concern is the use of oil paint on tin plate steel. He has been developing this method of working since 2005, when he began painting scenes of the more remote stretches of the River Thames on discarded oil tins. He has continued with this medium employing it to depict urban scenes.
The work here is mainly concentrated on the last two years of residency.