Fall Line: Wycliffe Stutchbury Solo Exhibition
"Stutchbury’s works resemble landscapes. It is not just the way their contoured relief patterns recallmaps or aerial views, but the whole manner of their coming into being. Stutchbury allows the woodstrips themselves to guide his way, each carefully selected tile by carefully selected tile, building a work through a painstaking process as slow as erosion or accretion." - Emma Crichton-Miller
Wycliffe Stutchbury's solo exhibition is comprised of ambitious pictorial wall panels inspired by the countryside he has experienced and lived in over his lifetime; from the Fenlands of East Anglia to the South Downs coated in thick forests, where the artist spent his earliest days. For Wycliffe, the work is always an exploration of landscape, 'an observation of its folds and contours, its valleys, peaks and ridges'. Field, furrow, fold and fall line are all embedded in the undulating scenery his work recalls.
Thank you to Emma Crichton-Miller, Editor-in-Chief of The Design Edit, for writing the exhibition essay, which you can download below.