Woking, The Lightbox, The Road to Abstraction, 21 May – 24 July 2016
Initially, Tunnard’s style was realistic, and it was in the 1940s that he began to move towards a more abstract way of painting. Tunnard was a key figure in the development of abstraction in Britain, although he always chose to remain independent of other artists, taking inspiration from surrealism as well. This abstract composition painted in oil on glass allows the colours to glow. Slightly mechanistic and surreal, the propeller is a symbol that often recurs in his work.