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Bruer Tidman

Up a narrow wooden staircase, Brüer Tidman has for many years worked in a 19th century warehouse between the river and sea in Gt Yarmouth.  Stacked close and deep, his canvases entirely fill the studio, an astonishing accumulation of work, his past and preoccupations crowding in, so that to explore a path between them is a strange and beguiling performance.

Colour is the first impression – always brilliant, with dazzling opacity juxtaposed with broodingly deep translucency.  There are always figures, characters sometimes faithfully described and at other times almost entirely abstracted, their features briefly…

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