Catto Below - June 2019
In the early 1970s, Poul Webb travelled to Yugoslavia in search of the exotic. He found it. The landscapes reminded him of the work of Grant Wood. Poul began experimenting. He produced beguiling landscape paintings, brightly coloured and arranged in pleasing geometric patterns. This was the origin of a style that Poul is still pursuing, an approach that has made him one of the UK's most acclaimed landscape painters.
Catto Below - May 2019
Pop Art ironed out the gross inequality of the old world. It was said: there's no high or low art – everything is good. We have gathered a group of ten artists directly influenced by this movement including Peter Blake and Walasse Ting, who show that the spirit of Pop lives on.
Catto Below - April 2019
Richard Twose is a master of the 'non finito', where paintings are carried only to a point, leaving the spectator to fill in for themself. As well as portraits, his beautifully crafted paintings reference, amongst other things, Greek myths, British folklore and quantum physics. We welcome back the award winning artist for his second solo exhibition.
Catto Below - March 2019
Rebecca Jewell has developed a unique printing technique (based on paper litho transfer) like nothing seen before. She delicately reproduces the natural patterns of exotic bird feathers – and even portraits of the birds themselves - directly on to plain white feathers. Her prints are stunning.
Catto Below - October 2018
Landscape has been a major part of Mark Godwin’s work, greatly influenced by the 18th century Romantic notion of the Sublime, and our longing for an emotional encounter with nature. These paintings resonate with this and can be seen throughout October at the gallery.
July - August 2018
Bruce Yardley remains an immensely popular and successful impressionist. His paintings are always meticulously composed, his commitment is total – and admirable. As a viewer, it is impossible to resist. We are proud to present his latest works through June and July.
Catto Below June - July 2018
Sue Fitzgerald is back at the Catto Gallery with a vivid and vibrant show to welcome in the spring. This new exhibition of paintings showcases her love of intense colour and appetite for travelling to exotic lands. Catto Gallery are proud to exhibit one of Britain’s finest colourists.
1st - 19th March 2018
"The paintings of Simon Garden reveal a parallel world of haunting mystery.... of legends and myths and memories of long ago, all imbued with a golden light and an atmosphere of suspense"
Derek Balmer, President, Royal West of England Academy (2001-10)
About Catto Below
The gallery underwent an extensive refurbishment in 2010 adding a small additional gallery in the basement known as Catto Below. This extra space allows us to hold smaller exhibitions, often by lesser-known, more experimental artists, to run alongside the main solo shows upstairs.
Some artists have had their inaugural exhibitions in this space and then returned to exhibit in the main gallery – most notably Brett Humphries, David Ralph-Simpson, Haydn Cottam, Ian Berry, James Mortimer, John Duffin and Mark Godwin.