Gareth’s work tells stories, whether through comic strips or through a glimpse of a narrative. His themes tend towards alienation or loneliness, and the fantasy this breeds. The Robot-Man series focuses on a character who seems alienated from the rest of society, while his most recent pieces are populated by characters wearing homemade masks, and crude cardboard and parcel taped bodies – as if inhabiting an imaginary space when in the safety of their own homes.

Adopting a technique used in traditional cell animation, he paints on the back of a sheet of clear perspex. This deliberately simple and un-expressive style draws on the stories being told for their emotional power.

Courtesy of Comma Ca Art