Tim Pearce’s Cubist revolution in art and sculpture goes on show at Village Gallery

“Movement on a static surface”, as captured in Tim Pearce’s Sprint For The Line

FORMS In Motion, an exhibition by York painter and ceramicist Tim Pearce, opens at Village Gallery, Colliergate, York, tomorrow.

After a career as an arts educator in South Yorkshire schools, Tim moved to York, where he has intensified his creativity on a full-time basis.

“I’ve developed a passionate involvement with what might loosely be described as a Cubist aesthetic in relation to form, colour and rhythm,” he says.

Rotational Relief, ceramic sculpture, by Tim Pearce

Whatever the precise subject of any individual piece may be, the dominant theme of his work, whether abstract or representational, is the rendering of movement on a static surface.

“The frequent depiction of events and life forms in motion where the passage of time – often in seconds – is condensed into a single image is a strand that runs through much of Tim’s 2D creativity,” says gallery owner Simon Main.

“Now, he has seized the opportunity to extend his fascination for geometric fragmentation, rhythmically intersecting planes and the ambiguous articulations of negative space into his sculptural ceramics too.”

“Cubist aesthetic”: Tim Pearce’s Durham Busker

Tim’s sensitivity to a “Cubo-futurist” vocabulary, characterised by shifting perspectives, geometric dislocations and playful ambiguities, is further enriched by his responsiveness to a wide range of stimuli.

Forms In Motion runs from tomorrow to August 27; gallery opening hours are 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

To complement the rolling programme of six-week exhibitions, Village Gallery stocks Lalique glass and crystal and sells art, jewellery, ceramics, glass and sculpture, often by York artists.

Trial Form For Garden Fountain, ceramic sculpture, by Tim Pearce