Tue 06 Aug - Tue 03 Sep

Steven Aylin

With a background in Arts Education and gallery work, originally from Warrington Steven Aylin now resides in Kilkenny, Ireland working as a freelance designer and gallery technician.

“I draw most days, it helps. It is a constant, a necessity, a chance to indulge and revel in the solitude it provides. Often I draw on found objects, scraps of paper, offcuts of wood, old floorboards, broken records. Using paint, print and drawing techniques I put images on a variety of surfaces using whatever I can get my hands on. Frequently work is destroyed or worked over, the pleasure comes from the doing, the working of the surface, of repetitious marks being made.

Occasionally when I finish a set or body of work I will exhibit, in groups or on my own, sometimes in England, sometimes in Ireland, sometimes elsewhere.

This work is taken from a set of drawings originally made over 33 consecutive days (some sold and the number topped up to 33). Each is made on an old album sleeve and is a playful reaction to the original cover. As with much of my work I use a mix of materials to create layers and surface, a process about which I am particular, but not precious.”

Marker pen, emulsion, watercolour, pencil, biro on card album sleeves.

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Night & Day supports local artists. We’ve dedicated a section of our space to exhibit the best, new, creative talent Manchester has to offer. Our art space is curated based on what we find most exciting and relevant to the bar. We are open to submissions and any queries can be directed to: tash@nightnday.org

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