Gardner is deeply curious about the spatial environment and human connection. Working across ceramics, painting and drawing Gardner’s practice explores the relationship between the 2D and 3D. Drawing is integral to the development of his paintings and sculptures which often take place simultaneously in the studio. This working relationship allows for marks, colours and forms to find fluidity between surfaces and materials and extend beyond the paper and canvas into spatial existence.
Of particular interest to him is how we navigate, experience and connect with the environment around us, both physically and psychologically.