Aidan Doherty's increasingly elegant abstract compositions make this young UK painter a definite name to watch.
Already garlanded with several awards, Doherty's works consist of - in his own words - "semi-familiar forms and strange enclosed worlds ... born through moving paint around the surface in an investigative manner".
Traces of this tentative, exploratory groundwork often form part of his finished canvases: partially obscured from view, these half-seen layers add drama and depth to later, less hesitant rendering of form.
Doherty's most recent - and best - work seems to fall firmly within a recent wave of British abstraction associated with artists such as Sam Windett, Gabriel Hartley and Nicholas Byrne.
Reprising modernist tropes via the influence of peculiarly British painters such as Paul Nash and Graham Sutherland, this increasingly noteworthy abstract resurgence now includes an exciting new practitioner.