Rafters, 2000

Tony Bevan is known for his graphic and textured paintings that explore figuration and abstraction. For the last three decades the artist has focused on architectural forms which he breaks downs into abstract compositions of line, shape and pattern.  Bevan's style is recognisable for his exclusive use of charcoal and self-produced acrylic paints in a limited palette of black and red.  Bevan applies his pigments and charcoal directly onto raw canvas or paper laid on the floor of his studio. His choice to leave the splinters and dust of the charcoal and powdery pigments on the surface of his works results in a richly textured surface.