Inside Rathbone Place

2014.10.28

Photos from my solo show Marking Shadows at Lazarides Gallery, Rathbone Place London.

All paintings were created outside in the woods where I spent a couple of months studying the area.

In particular the way we react and impact on our natural environment.

These works are my intervention with this woodland area.

Thanks to Jess Howell and Ian Cox for the photos.

 

 

Front Room (from left to right):

 

‘U’ ‘I’ ‘O’ (Yew I Owe) 99 x 98cm. Monoprints hand burnished Yew on traditional Japanese paper with 2 colour screenprint.

‘Nocturnal’ 109cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas.

‘Response’ 149cm diameter. Ink and acrylic on canvas.

‘(Yew) Black’ 95 x 89cm monoprint hand burnished Yew on traditional Japanese paper with 2 colour screenprint.

 

 

 

 

‘Studies no. 351 – 489′  43 x 43cm. Ink, acrylic, spray paint and varnish on beech.

These 20 studies directly reference each of the 20 beech stumps in the woods where I created all of the works. The deep scars of the saw and the fluorescent orange bruises from the marks sprayed onto the trees indicating which are to be felled.

The now stunted beech trees were felled due to the council planting saplings too close together and forgetting about them.

 

‘U’ ‘I’ ‘O’ (Yew I Owe) 99 x 98cm. Monoprints hand burnished Yew on traditional Japanese paper with 2 colour screenprint.

‘Nocturnal’ 109cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

Back room (from left to right):

 ’A.L.K’  150 x 63cm monoprint on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper.

‘Response’ 149cm diameter. Ink and acrylic on canvas.

 ’Here’  ’Now’  ’Gone’  148 x 90cm monoprints on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper (Hewn oak wood print with 3 colour screen print).

 

 ’Here’  ’Now’  ’Gone’  Monoprints continued.

‘Regrowth’ 109cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas.

‘(Hewn Oak) Cut’ 150 x 63cm monoprint on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper .

‘Intervention 1-5′ Installation of  5 panels, ranging from 60 – 100cm (w) x 200 – 300cm (l). Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 

  ’Here’  ’Now’  ’Gone’  148 x 90cm monoprints on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper  (Hewn oak wood print with 3 colour screen print)

 

 

 

‘(Hewn Oak) Cut’ 150 x 63cm monoprint on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper.

‘Intervention 1-5′   Installation of  5 panels, ranging from 60 – 100cm (w) x 200 – 300cm (l). Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 

 ’A.L.K’  150 x 63cm monoprint on 410gsm Saunders Waterford paper.

 

 

‘Intervention 1-5′   Installation of  5 panels, ranging from 60 – 100cm (w) x 200 – 300cm (l). Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 

 

 

Installation continued

2014.10.26

‘Intervention 1-5′ Installation of  5 panels, ranging from 60 – 100cm (w) x 200 – 300cm (l). Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 2014

These lengths of fabric were painted on site in the woods.

Allowing the elements to take control and guide my hand whilst painting, following the contours of the tree trunks and the shadows cast.

Installed in the gallery suspending from the ceiling in a cluster, a copse, as the trees that they were painted amongst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Intervention 4′ 100cm  x 200 cm. Ink, acrylic, emulsion and charcoal on canvas. 2014

Marking Shadows

2014.10.26


 

 

 

 

 

‘Coppice’ 109cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas. 2014

 

 

 

 

 

‘Regrowth’ 109cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas. 2014

 

 

 

 

 

‘Regrowth’ 109cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas. 2014

 

 

 

 

 

‘Response’ 149cm diameter, ink and acrylic on canvas. 2014

 

Films of Guangzhou

2014.10.20

Here’s a film of me painting the wall in Guangzhou

plus another version here

 

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Artsy.net

2014.10.08

In the last weeks of my show here’s some images for those who can’t make it…featured on artsy.net

And a review here

Guangzhou

2014.10.08

I’ve just got back from painting 800m² in basically a sauna…had a great time thanks to the whole GVM team, it was a pleasure.

Thank you George, Jacky, MC, Hebe, Sheila, Han Fei, KK, Mr. Lee, Max, Fei Sei, Yang Gang and Zhu Tao. And to Kate for all her help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ‘Icarus’ 38 x 20m. Guangzhou 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Preview

2014.09.20

 

Nice video here from Lazarides previewing my show.

Filmed by Jess Howell. Sound by Lucy McLauchlan (field recordings of the beech nuts falling in the woods).

 

Marking Shadows

2014.09.10

This time next week my 3rd solo show at Lazarides Gallery opens.  

I’ve spent most of these summer days outside, escaping to the woods.

Seeing man’s intervention on the natural world everywhere, in turn I have been exploring my own intervention and connection within this environment,

allowing the elements to guide my hand.

 

City of Colours

2014.09.06

Birmingham’s beaming with sunshine, pride, music and colour…

well maybe not so much colour on my wall.

Thanks to Becci and Carl & the City of Colours gang, Phil & Rich at Friends of the Earth, many thanks to Adam

and everyone who helped push the van when it broke down…twice.

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Last few remaining…

2014.07.22

Last few remaining G.Y.O.G prints available now at Keep Calm Gallery KeepCalmGallery
50x50cm, ltd edition of 100
Percentage of sales go to Garden Organic.
garden organic

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