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RHYS ANEURIN
The conflicting urban and cultural surroundings of Cardiff are far from where I grew up in Ynys Môn. My work challenges these realities and ideals by stripping down everyday aesthetics, resulting in an emphasis on geometry, texture and colour. In this spirit I ask - is it a love for what one sees that creates a sense of belonging, or is it the sense of belonging that makes one feel love for what one sees? ‘Cardiff – the closest capital to London’ - this quote is taken from an advert at Cardiff’s newest development, Central Square, which has seen the central bus station replaced by corporate offices and BBC Wales’ new HQ. My work explores how the ever-evolving aesthetic of Cardiff (and, to many; the soullessness of chain-store convenience and commodification of culture) causes rivalry between the preservation of identity and uniqueness, which has traditionally defined a city, and the race to become a city region capable of competing on the periphery of London. My work attempts to reflect how these changes to the city’s face can deliver a sense of alienation, and the conflict between identity and economy (both of importance) leads me to ponder how they affect the citizens’ sense of belonging to their city. The works are borne of this world, abstracted to clean lines, shapes and textures, hunting for the ineffable essence of belonging, and through imploring this issue to be considered in wider terms.
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33 CATHEDRAL ROAD, Price: £450.00

CAEAU PONTCANNA(GAEF/WINTER), Price: £500.00

FLATS AT NIGHT (COWBRIDGE ROAD E), Price: £600.00

MULTI STOREY CARPARK ON QUAY STREET, Price: £600.00