A conflicting view

Press Release: 25/02/2008

Downtown by Jeremy Daoud


A new exhibition of oil paintings by Jeremy Daoud is set to open at the view in Winchester. The exhibition will run from Friday 29 February until Friday 28 March 2008. Admission is free.

Jeremy Daoud was born in Iraq and came to Britain in 1975 to study Oceanography at Southampton University. However, his main interest has always been drawing and oil painting and, in 1999, he completed an art foundation course at Southampton City College. Following on from this, he obtained a BA honours degree in Fine Art from Southampton Solent University in 2003.

Now based in Winchester, Jeremy has exhibited his work alongside other Hampshire Artists and taken part in Making Merry events in the city. In 2007 he held four exhibitions in London and has since received a number of private commissions.

Jeremy said: “My paintings can be seen as the visual resolution of conflicts. The atmosphere established can be one of tension between conflicting worldviews and values. One study captures the state of innocence and future promise before any dreams are fulfilled or thwarted.”

For more information about the artist and his exhibition, please take a look at his website www.formart.co.uk or email him at jeremy@formart.co.uk

the view is managed and funded by Winchester City Council’s Arts Development Service with the help of artist and teacher Ali Eales, and is for the display of new work created by local people who are either studying art or are early career artists and craft makers.

If you would like more information about showing work there or about any of the artists involved, please contact Faye Pain in the City Council’s cultural services division on 01962 848 303 or email fpain@winchester.gov.uk