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Jim Cheatle’s works have a graphic feel, as if quickly created in a series of instinctive marks which seem energetically yet decisively applied. When looking closer there is a much deeper complexity as the surface breaks down into overlaid elements, created by castings, digital print, collage and paint. Often tricking the eye, his work is not what it seems and textured surfaces are sometimes real and sometimes cast, embedded within a unified picture plane alongside images and collage. Protruding from the wall on deep, seamless support frames, these works draw out and play with notions of texture, colour, shape and reproduction. Cheatle studied painting initially then completed an MA degree in Communication Design (Deans commendation) at Central St Martins, sparking his fascination of communication and interpretation. 

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