Oliver Doe is an artist, poet, and curator living in Newcastle upon Tyne. His work largely considers issues around sexuality, gender and relationships. He operates between minimalist painting, poetry and the altered object to examine queer visibility, represent a trace of the body and generate a sense of absence. His recent paintings utilise translucent, skin-like material as the ground, contrasted by dense and opaque gloss paint in the fore. These abstracted, yet still suggestively figurative forms seek to confuse the sense of space and viewers' reading of the figure - bodies are rendered genderless, and their forms almost totally ambiguous.