SEEN THIS CENTURY Exhibition at The Judith Anderson Gallery

'...The use of found objects in art is not new but Alexander Bartleet adds his own variation. He fills the picture space with a bewildering range of common items from hinges to cheap jewellery to give what Warwick Brown calls “the sense of a seething, energised mass.” Bartleet then alters their “realness” to “painterliness” by over-brushing paint and then rubbing back. The objects now look super-real but their original nature changes as they become harmonised parts of an abstract painting … like the paint dribbles in a Jackson Pollock.'