Gareth Brighton is an artist from Christchurch. He Graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from The University of Canterbury (2016) specializing in a mix of Printmaking and Painting, primarily on found materials.
Brighton creates painted objects with the intention of making the viewer slow down and examine the materials and visual structure of pictorial communication. His work marries references to written and pictorial language; drawn and painterly picture making.
The resulting work often seems abstract, while still holding reference to things such as calligraphy or icon painting. These references are given a different accent through spray paint, pastels and oil sticks.
Brighton's casual line work can then be offset by dense patches of colours allowing vague forms to appear.This creates objects with a sense of condensed significance, boiled down to simple - sometimes minimal - works depicted onto a picture plan of recycled materials.