'The Big Shimmer Thrust' - Lisa Ashcroft
Ashcroft is an exiting new voice using the language of British Pop Art and this solo exhibition will lure the
viewer with images that reflect the passion, honesty and personality of her practice.
The paintings, prints and sculptures reflect the last ten years of her work
The seductive charm of the work is engaging, using ready-made materials - typically thought of as crass or garish -
to create intricate and delicate works. Ashcroft merges urban culture and perception: the way we look at the world,
building up an image of the whole from different fragments of travel (looking and reacting to culture) and humour
(universal language). The paintings go through a long process of rumination and re-working, embracing, yet challenging,
aesthetic traditions and their critical interpretations. In the work, the impersonal physicality and the laborious
and obsessive aspects of craft merge and each of the works proclaims its own objectiveness yet projects the poetic
sensibility and self-referential gesture of the individual.