Seascapes + Psychedelic Surf
"Navigating omnipotent seascapes and psychedelic surf iconography of the 80’s and 90’s, the distinct styles of each artist merge into powerful graphic scenery. With a mutual respect for surf culture and the ocean itself, Luke Taaffe and Ryan Heywood combine shark jaws, lone boats, vast seas and pyrotechnical patterns, into isolated, pervasive and somewhat sinister environments describing a darker side of the surfer’s experience. Luke’s painterly, graphic and vibrant approach perfectly juxtaposes Ryan’s faded and desaturated sea photography, printed directly onto wood. Grandiose in scale, the pieces command attention and immersion. This show pays homage to urban myths and the more emotive aspects of a surf culture left behind in the wake of it’s commercial success." We could not have said it better than BWG Mag.