©2018 Luke Knight Paintings.

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Much of Luke's work is created on a robust board – which allows for his very physical approach to painting. He uses paint sculpturally, wrestling to create built texture, reflecting the skies and cliffs. He plays with surface, negative space and reflective areas of calm to balance the scapes – always looking to find places of quiet beauty amongst the chaos. Luke's work is created from memories and loose sketches rather than photographs so as he tries to capture his landscapes, he paints, reworks, sands, lacquers, strips, scrapes, then works and reworks, loses then finds and works back into each painting, crafting each one into a representation of a memory of a memory of what was.  

 

Luke studied Fine Art at Howard Gardens, during which time took part in a four-month Erasmus Exchange at L'ecole De Beaux-Art Nantes, taught painting in Bristol and in 2008, moved back to Cornwall. Since 2008 Luke has been teaching mathematics and rekindling his love for being in the surf and absorbing the stunning Cornish landscapes.  

 

Selected exhibitions

Barcelona International Gallery Awards 2019 1st Place

From this Land, Thrown Contemporary, Highgate 2019

St Ives Society of Artist Christmas Open Exhibition 2018

166 RWA Open Exhibition,  2018

Cornish Maid, Mawnan Smith, 2015

Fowey River Gallery, 2013

Beside the Wave, Falmouth, 2012

Style 88, Paintworks Bristol; 2007

The Awning Project, Spyglass Gallery Bristol 2007

The Olive Shed, Bristol 2006

The Small Gallery, Hereford 2006

Centerspace Summer Show, Bristol 2005

Adam Gallery, Penarth 2003

Howard Gardens Summer Show, Cardiff; 2003

Hans Brinker Trophy Prize Exhibition, Amsterdam 2002

L’ecole de Beaux Art, Nantes 2002