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David Mankin – Voyages

30 August – 23 September 2023

The Seeker

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The Seeker

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
102 x 102cm

Waking Shoals of Light

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Waking Shoals of Light

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
102 x 102cm

Where the wild tamarisk whistles to the sea blast

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Where the wild tamarisk whistles to the sea blast

acrylic and mixed media with collaged flotsam on canvas
102 x 102cm

Towers of wild speed and whiteness

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Towers of wild speed and whiteness

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
60 x 80cm

The waves gush pearls from their snowy throats

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The waves gush pearls from their snowy throats

acrylic & mixed media on wood
25 x 25cm

Lichen Coast

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Lichen Coast

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
160 x 160cm

Cadgwith Morning Tide

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Cadgwith Morning Tide

acrylic and mixed media with collaged flotsam on canvas
80 x 80cm

Freedom reared in the August sunrise

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Freedom reared in the August sunrise

acrylic & mixed media on canvas and panel
50 x 50cm canvas, plus 10 x 15cm wood panel

The thundering bay

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The thundering bay

acrylic & mixed media on paper
15 x 21.5cm

Caught by the laughing tides

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Caught by the laughing tides

acrylic & mixed media on paper
21 x 21cm

Winding up through broom and gorse

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Winding up through broom and gorse

acrylic & mixed media on paper
21 x 21cm

The path to Prussia Cove

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The path to Prussia Cove

acrylic & mixed media on paper
30 x 31cm

Darkly gleaming cliffs

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Darkly gleaming cliffs

acrylic & mixed media on paper
29 x 29cm

Another day leaves the cove

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Another day leaves the cove

acrylic & mixed media on paper
21 x 21cm

The sea all crossed, weathered the capes, the voyage done

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The sea all crossed, weathered the capes, the voyage done

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
131 x 124.5cm

Between the seen and unseen

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Between the seen and unseen

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
50 x 50cm

Stackhouse Cove

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Stackhouse Cove

acrylic & mixed media on canvas
40 x 40cm

Whirl-dance of the blinding storm

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Whirl-dance of the blinding storm

acrylic & mixed media on paper
26.5 x 20cm

‘Voyages’ is a solo exhibition of abstract expressionist paintings by David Mankin – one of the most exciting contemporary painters working in Cornwall today –

“For David Mankin, each painting is a voyage. He goes on a journey of discovery with every canvas, pushing boundaries, exploring possibilities and finding himself in uncharted territories. Since his residency in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland last November, Mankin has urged himself to be bolder, to say as much with a simpler composition. In Voyages, we see striking marks, large planes of paint and vast shapes. He has pushed himself with his materials, using a starker contrast of thick and thin paint, more expressive passages of charcoal, a greater range of brush sizes and more deliberate use of his hands. ‘The voyage for me, is finding that mark that’s going to get my heart beating a bit faster, that’s why I go to the studio every day, to find those moments of magic.’ The imaginary deep is what he has achieved in this exhibition; a bolder composition generates a force which draws us in… Mankin communicates the feeling we have on the precipice, the meeting point between land and sea. Looking outward towards the unknown encourages reflection: ruminating on the past, considering the choices which lie ahead. He has a unique way of distilling his fierce and complex connection to the landscape, learning from each canvas, relishing the accidents and constantly searching for new ways of translating his experience…”

“When standing in front of a David Mankin painting, we do not only feel the sea spray on our faces, the warmth of the sun, the drama of high winds, we feel it speaks to us directly, excavating our own weathered, private, devotion to land and sea.”
Kate Reeve-Edwards


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