Hywel Edwards

9 January // Ionawr – 17 February // Chwefror 2017

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Hywel Edwards recently graduated with an MA from Trinity St Davids in Carmarthen where he is based.

Talking about the opportunity to exhibit at the gallery Hywel says:

“I was mindful that it was January and I felt that we need a different response after the dismal year just gone; a new optimism as people make their new year resolutions.

As source material I relied on an old book of proverbs and selected ‘Eang yw’r byd i bawb’, primarily as in the Welsh version it is egalitarian in tone. With that egalitarian tone comes individual hope. Last year held numerous negative headlines and I hope this, in its way, counters them. I settled on the proverb immediately knowing it would be seen by walkers, cyclists and passing passengers when there’s a desire for change in the air.

Issues like migration and boundaries were dealt with many times last year. Hopefully this year will be far more peaceful, though the year is still in its infancy.

Recently I’ve been re-investigating lettering after studying Graphic Design and being interested in Art for many years.

Artists I’m influenced by; Ed Ruscha, Barbara Kruger, Mari Lloyd Jones and Iwan Bala.”

Hywel recently exhibited in an online exhibition, 404error.gallery, curated by Matthew Britton and Brett O’Connor.

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