Off Beat

An exhi­bi­tion of paint­ings, draw­ings and col­lages by John Eaves RWA, curat­ed by Nick Moore

Explore the vibrant world of John Eaves RWA's artistic journey through an exhibition featuring his paintings, drawings, and collages, curated by Nick Moore. Spanning fifty years, this collection provides a captivating glimpse into the diverse themes and materials that have shaped John's creative expression.

John describes his paintings as 'non-figurative,' emphasizing their connection to the natural geometry of the landscape rather than being purely 'abstract.' Known for his improvisational approach, he embraces the unexpected in the painting process, steering clear of meticulous planning or rigid geometric structures.

A resident of Bath for most of his life, John draws inspiration from the city's dynamic rhythms, likening it to a musical composition. He sees the terraces as musical staves, looping around with criss-cross rhythms and zig-zags that echo the hills' undulating contours.

In addition to his paintings, this exhibition sheds light on John's versatility as a ceramic artist and improvisational musician. Artefacts from both facets of his life are on display, providing a comprehensive view of his multifaceted creative journey.