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Born in 1958 -
Le Bas was selected for a Solo show at The Towner in 1990 and has exhibited widely including, The Bede Gallery, Jarrow, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, and The Jerwood Drawing Prize.
Norbert Lynton wrote in the catalogue, ' Artists in Sussex in the Twentieth Century',' For Julian Le Bas landscape is a live encounter and art, reenacting of specific experiences, in paint or with charcoal on paper.
Le Bas is represented by St. Annes' Galleries, Lewes, and is currently teaching at Morley College, London, and Brighton University.
MIKE TUCKER -
‘Julian Le Bas speaks of the importance of being IN the motif. The best work comes when Le Bas is so attuned to the elements that he is able to allow the landscape to paint itself through him,materialising a lyrically charged,compelling quality of ( post-
JULIAN BELL -
'His blasting translations of the Channel in dirty weather are magnificent in their organized energy, sharing the spirit of Nolde's seascapes and standing the comparison’.
’Writing about Le Bas in the catalogue of his Towner show of 1990, Creffield hailed him as ' The Lover and Poet of The South Downs' and said how hard it is to make authentic images of this land , experienced as of now but redolent also of 'where earliest feet trod (in England we don't look for our ancestors in Caves but up there on the Downs)'.
NORBERT LYNTON -
’For Julian Le Bas landscape is a live encounter and art of reenacting of specific experiences , in paint or with charcoal on paper. He was taught for a while by Dennis Creffield and shares his way of using marks to represent key features in the motif and at the same time the artist s relationship to it and to the act of drawing or painting’.
2016, Canvas Summer, Issue 46 -
'Rolling Expanses. Artist Julian Le Bas on his inspiration for the glorious landscape painted on our
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May, 2016 Hoarding at the historic barn at Charleston -
Feb, 2016 INTO THE WOODS -
2010 Green Sussex Fading Into Blue, St. Annes Galleries, Lewes
2006 Five Approaches To Painting, Thebes Gallery, Lewes
1996 Paintings & Drawings, Russian Embassy, London
1995 Boundaries, The Sussex Open, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
1995 Songs of the Sea, Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
1994 Artworks, South East Arts Collection of Contemporary Art, University of Brighton Gallery
1994 Ten Years of Aquisitions, Hove Museum & Art Gallery 1994 The Ark, Rye Art Gallery, East Sussex1994 Faces, Pheonix Gallery, Brighton1994 Hungry for Art, Mall Galleries,London
1993 Prospects, South East Arts Collection of Contemporary Art, Towner, Eastbourne1993 The Sussex Scene, Towner/ Hove Museum & Art Gallery
1992 Vantage Point, Rye Art Gallery, East Sussex1992 The Spirit in Nature, Mall. Galleries, London
1991 David Bomberg, Some Students & Current Influences, Towner Art Gallery & Museum1990 Source to Sea,Rye Art Gallery, East Sussex
1989 Travel,Real & Imagined Journeys. Towner, Eastbourne
1988 Drawings, The Bloomsbury Workshop, London
1988/81 The London Group. Morley Gallery/ South London Art Gallery
1987 Drawings in Series,The Graphics Gallery, University of Kent, Canterbury1987 Paintings & Drawings, Bury Walk Gallery, London
1988 75th Anniversary, Glamorgan Summer School, St.David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales.1988/86 (The Royal Over-
1988 Swedish Exchange Exhibition
1986 Draw. Gardner Centre, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton. 1986 Friends& Relations of Charleston, Sun & Sand Showrooms, London W1
1986 St. Albans Revisited-