Biggs & Collings

The Whole Earth

Vigo Gallery
13 January – 10 February 2012

Highly acclaimed collaborative artists Emma Biggs and Matthew Collings are internationally renowned for their works on canvas and in mosaic. Opening on 13 January 2012 at Vigo Gallery, the artists will show a selection of innovative large-scale paintings. Deliberately choosing to promote abstract values, their work reveals a deep understanding of modern and pre-modern at. It connects to the physical, sensual world. They believe colour and form in painting can produce a structural space that is like observable reality. Instead of depicting recognisable objects they use colour, pattern and repetition to create complex images that seem truthful about the sensation of seeing. In this exhibition, Emma Biggs and Matthew Collings present their most important artistic statement to date, with eight major new pieces which amount to a virtual manifesto of their art.

selected works

The Philistines' Land
2011
Fifty Righteous within the City
2012
The Earth Divided
2011
Every Living Substance
2012
Inhabitants of the Cities
2011
Toil of our Hands
2011

The Philistines' Land

2011Oil on canvas30 x 30 in / 76 x 76 cm

Fifty Righteous within the City

2012Oil on canvas30 x 30 in / 76 x 76 cm

The Earth Divided

2011Oil on canvas80 x 80 in / 203 x 203 cm

Every Living Substance

2012Oil on canvas30 x 30 in / 76 x 76 cm

Inhabitants of the Cities

2011Oil on canvas80 x 80 in / 203 x 203 cm

Toil of our Hands

2011Oil on canvas80 x 80 in / 203 x 203 cm