28 Apr 2020
Powell uses nothing but a simple Bic Biro ballpoint pen to create incredibly detailed portraits of the elderly. His chosen canvases are antique documents dating from 1763 onwards. His aim is to portray what can be produced with the most basic tool whilst creating a relationship between the canvas and image. Since graduating, Powell’s unique drawings have been in high demand. Exhibiting in the USA, Australia and Europe, his shows have been extremely successful leaving the artist with numerous requests for interviews, commissions and future solo shows worldwide.
With the humble Bic Biro as his tool of choice, London-based Powell creates intricate portraits on antique documents. His favoured subjects are elderly, a natural fit for the paper he uses and his detailed style: post marks and typography merge with pen strokes to create a captivating whole. In contrast, Powell's paintings (on cardboard and other found materials) exhibit street art and advertising influences while maintaining extraordinary detail.
29 Oct 2021 – 16 Dec 2021
30 Jul 2021 – 17 Sep 2021
12 Apr 2021 – 12 May 2021