Three contemporary urbanscapes by Naples-resident British artist Seb Pollington (b. 1966) portray aspects of London and the powerhouse northern city of Newcastle. As a painter, Pollington is at home in metropolitan settings; born and brought up initially in Rotterdam, then in London before working in cities all over the world. Newcastle is particularly close to him, he was an undergraduate there during the 1980s. For him, city scenes and their composition – transport, close streets, buildings, horizons – bring mutual identity, energy and imagination. The pieces all reflect his preference for imperfect line and shape whether ancient or modern; and like his work in Italy (where a coloured palette is even more evident) they introduce flashes of uplifting color.
Pollington still regards himself as an emerging artist. Retiring from a long career in Defence brought him back to his artistic roots. He is enjoying late interest in his work. Selected to exhibit at last year’s Swiss Art Expo 2021 in Zurich; and at London’s The Curator’s Salon The Marks We Make contemporary exhibition. This year he is to be found at The Painters Tubes Gallery’s online show during January - February 2022; New York based Art Gallery 118’s ‘Passages’ Exhibition and at Zurich’s Urbanside Gallery for ArtBox Projects World 2.0 show. A photographic work is also exhibited at Shutter Hub’s ‘Postcards from Europe’ Exhibition at Cambridge University.
See also: www.sebpollingtonart.com