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   H_A_R_D_P_A_I_N_T_I_N_G  at Phoenix Brighton 13/1 - 11/2/2018    Ian Boutell ,  John Bunker , Philip Cole,  Stig Evans ,  Tess Jaray ,  Johanna Melvin ,  Patrick O’Donnell   Seven contemporary abstract painters explore the possibilities inherent in space, colour, line and edge, and seek to develop a conversation around the language of paint. The exhibition presents a collection of paintings that have been developed through pre-meditated and choreographed processes; in developing the images, the artists favour intention over accident.  Please do come along and see the show

H_A_R_D_P_A_I_N_T_I_N_G at Phoenix Brighton 13/1 - 11/2/2018

Ian Boutell, John Bunker, Philip Cole, Stig Evans, Tess Jaray, Johanna Melvin, Patrick O’Donnell

Seven contemporary abstract painters explore the possibilities inherent in space, colour, line and edge, and seek to develop a conversation around the language of paint. The exhibition presents a collection of paintings that have been developed through pre-meditated and choreographed processes; in developing the images, the artists favour intention over accident.

Please do come along and see the show

Editions 17 at Project 78 Gallery St Leonards on Sea

It features Limited edition works created by the artists who have exhibited in the gallery over the last 3 year period. I will have a limited edition called 'Anthropocene' on display and for sale. Edtions 17 also features excellent and thought provoking work from other artists including Becky Beasley, Tom Hammick, Poppy Jones, Joseph Long , Nick Snelling and more.

Editions 17 is on until 13/01/2018

   Artist of the Month  at Phoenix Brighton July 2017   I was the featured artist of the month for July at Phoenix Brighton. Check out the entry and read about other artists who have studios at  Phoenix Brighton here.

Artist of the Month at Phoenix Brighton July 2017

I was the featured artist of the month for July at Phoenix Brighton. Check out the entry and read about other artists who have studios at Phoenix Brighton here.

Open Studios at Phoenix Brighton

Phoenix is opening its doors again during the Brighton Festival.
There's a preview event on Friday 12th May, 6-9pm, to which you are invited.

I'll be there all weekend, Saturday & Sunday 13/14th May, 11-5pm so it would be great to see you if you're in the neighbourhood.

  Perspectives 2012-2017 at  ONCA Gallery  Brighton 2-9 March 2017   Join me from 6-9pm on March 2nd to celebrate ONCA’s first five years and the unveiling of the new website, logo and gallery frontage.  This retrospective group exhibition looks at some of ONCA's greatest projects to date. Come and help ONCA imagine and shape the next chapter.

Perspectives 2012-2017 at ONCA Gallery Brighton 2-9 March 2017

Join me from 6-9pm on March 2nd to celebrate ONCA’s first five years and the unveiling of the new website, logo and gallery frontage.

This retrospective group exhibition looks at some of ONCA's greatest projects to date. Come and help ONCA imagine and shape the next chapter.

   JDWC at the  Kino Teatr  St Leonards on Sea - Saturday 14 01 2017    This event marked the ten year anniversary since local Hastings artist Jonny Cole died January 2007, in Cambodia. A gathering to remember and celebrate Jon's life, his work as a painter and the inspiration that has become his legacy to many Hastings and St Leonards residents through his paintings and of course quite simply for the person he was.  The ground floor of the Gallery at  Kino  featured twenty of Jon's paintings spanning a short but prolific two decades.  During the course of the evening, the  JDWC website  was launched  (jdwc.org)  and visitors were also treated to five short films in the packed  Kino  cinema

JDWC at the Kino Teatr St Leonards on Sea - Saturday 14 01 2017

This event marked the ten year anniversary since local Hastings artist Jonny Cole died January 2007, in Cambodia. A gathering to remember and celebrate Jon's life, his work as a painter and the inspiration that has become his legacy to many Hastings and St Leonards residents through his paintings and of course quite simply for the person he was.

The ground floor of the Gallery at Kino featured twenty of Jon's paintings spanning a short but prolific two decades.

During the course of the evening, the JDWC website was launched (jdwc.org) and visitors were also treated to five short films in the packed Kino cinema

Editions 16 Opens soon at Project 78 St Leonards on Sea

It features Limited edition works created by the artists who have exhibited in the gallery over the last 2 year period. I will have a limited edition called 'Top 20'  on display and for sale. There is bound to be some excellent and thought provoking work featured so do come along - you may find a fantastic christmas present to purchase and in doing so you'll be supporting artists from London and the South East.

The big heart auction for Chestnut Tree House: June/July 2016

I donated Abstrakt Painting to the online auction that raised funds for Chestnut Tree House’s vital work caring for children with life-shortening illnesses across Sussex, and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s community work such as the Umbrella Club, which provides live art experiences for these children. Proceeds were split, with 80% going to Chestnut Tree House and 20% to Brighton Dome.. This painting is made from coloured polyester – placed, poured and painted onto board; an experiment in application and removal. It was started in 2014 and completed in April 2016.

Black and White at the Baker Mamanova Gallery St Leonards East Sussex April 2016

7 target paintings included an exhibition of works in black and white by 20th century Russian and contemporary British artists at the Baker Mamanova Gallery Norman Road St Leonards on sea - also known as the Kino

The Source Park Hastings March 2016

To coincide with the opening of the new Source Skatepark  in Hastings, a number of local artists and makers have 'painted' skateboard decks which are now on display at The Source. You will probably recognise my contribution. The 'Deck art' project is designed to raise lots of money for some worthy good causes locally and all decks are for purchase. Response Academy, Charity for kids and Xtrax will benefit from the money raised from this project.

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Open Studios at Phoenix Brighton May 2016

Phoenix Brighton had Open Studios the weekend of 6th - 8th May. I will be in my studio and hope you can make it along for a visit ...  and there are approximately 119 other studios to see.

Trash or Treasure - A Peripheral ViewFeb 15 - 21 2016

As part of Brighton Science Festival. ONCA gallery had a number of great events planned for the school half term. I showed recent and previously unseen new work in the gallery and contributed to the Trash or Treasure workshop series.

Editions ’15

Saturday 12th - Thursday 24th December

Saturday 2nd- Saturday 9th January

This show features editions created by the artists who have exhibited throughout the past year at Project 78 Gallery. I am exhibiting a limited edition screen print that I have called 'Your Net Worth' 

 A quote from wikipedia:

A high-net-worth individual (HNWI) is a person with a high net worth. In the western, and primarily American, private banking business, these individuals typically are defined as having investable finance (financial assets, excluding primary residence) in excess of US$1 million in constant 2006 dollars.[1][2]

I have been very curious about this particular categorisation of 'worth', it has been a source of inspiration for the screen print. There is an edition of 20, available from Project 78 Gallery

Editions ’15 runs from Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

East Sussex Open  Summer 2015

I exhibited some pictures at the East Sussex Open at the Towner. Eastbourne. The ESO featured original art work by 44 local artists. It ran from 11 Jul - 20 Sep 2015 and had over 30,000 visitors

East Sussex Open

Picture: Ground floor Gallery towner. Eastbourne

A Peripheral Vision

Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards, East Sussex.

In this exhibition I exhibited 15 new pictures some of which you can see (here) The exhibition took place from 7th Feb to the 7th March 2015

Phoenix A3 Landscape

A giclee print completed for the A3 Phoenix Brighton show. A limited edition of 20 are available for purchase. size 29.7 x 42cm unframed. Picture here >

The exhibition took place from the 8th to the 16th of November 2014

'This Uke Shreds Fascists'

The ukulele was painted in resin for Brighton's 'paddle round the pier' The text references Woody Guthrie's famous guitar. It was auctioned to raise money for a number of local charities and raised in excess of £400

July 2014

20 Painters at Phoenix Brighton

Three 'peripheral' landscapes were featured in this exhibition - at Phoenix Brighton

'20 Painters' Phoenix Brighton March 2014

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A Peripheral Vision

For the ++(+)+ Work programme 29 entitled, 'A PERIPHERAL VISION'. I created a body of work that derived from an ongoing curiosity and subsequent collection of Print registration marks. The final exhibition featured material collected and paintings constructed over a 6 month period along with sculpture prepared and installed in response to the challenge of the one week programme at CAC (Community Arts Centre, Brighton UK)

Images from the exhibition at CAC can be seen here >> All photography by Roarke Pearce

Community Arts Centre Brighton January 2014

Peripheral of the day

A swatch from a malted wheats cereal packet. I have started to blog my collection. You can find them here:

http://a-peripheral-vision.tumblr.com/

Old El Paso Burritos

A swatch from a food packet. I have started to blog my collection. You can find it here:

http://a-peripheral-vision.tumblr.com/

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Risers

A recent commission for the Townend family, Park Crescent, Brighton UK. Six risers incorporated into York Stone steps spanning two garden levels.

In preparation for this commission, I visited, observed and photographed stretches of silver birch trees in England. Silver Birch is a very common broad leaved tree in the UK. It is also a pioneer species which means that it is one of the first tree species to colonise an area that may be bare soil or just scrub or grassland. It is also fairly tolerant to pollution and hence is often planted on exposed or industrial sites. It seemed to us to be an ideal species to represent in the composition. I also kept Gerhard Richter's picture of the Hirsch deer close to mind as I painted each step.

Each riser is made from a number of sections of clear perspex which have been individually painted, sanded and then laminated together with clear casting resin. They have been inserted into stainless steel frames, behind which, light is projected through a layer of opal white perspex. More pictures here >

Autumn 2013

Sandy Island, New Caledonia WGS 84 19°13′12″S, 159°55′48″ E-19.22,159.93

Sandy Island is a celebration of a place that was probably never there and an event that may never have occurred. More details >>

'Final Light'  Phoenix Brighton 21/12/2012

Containered

Casts, constructed from throwaway plastic packaging. Fabricated in pigmented polyester resins.

These trials were exhibited in Phoenix Brighton's members lounge 2012

Words

A variety of word works – various sizes, some painted in ink on paper, some marker pen and some constructed from coloured resins on board. They can be viewed here >>

2011 - 2012

Colecorner – on the hoof

colecorner mixed records with a fair smattering of audio and visual sequences. The live sound and light escape generated depended on the interaction in real time of the operators - three, who tried to sync their plans with thought transference rehearsed and unrehearsed for a considerable time span, every now and then a story line become discernible amongst the rhythm and sound and other hubbabub.

September 4th 2010 @ Factory, Phoenix Brighton

Diastr

Drawn from the game created by Tim Cole and Theo Lamarche, Diastr had two strands. An opening night: a carnival of the game played live, sculpture, pictures, spoken word, sound, film; drawn together by video relays and unexpected happenings. Then a two week exhibition, where the work lived on in a more reflective form. An event and exhibition curated by Philip Cole and Alistair Duncan. More details >>

'Diastr' Phoenix Brighton December 2010

Not the End of the World

The philosopher Slavoj Zizek has pronounced that we are "living in the end times" with the four horsemen of his coming apocalypse named: the worldwide ecological crisis; imbalances within the economic system; the biogenetic revolution that calls into question the ownership of even our human identity; and the erection of new walls between countries and within countries, and he asks whether there is a new form of collective activity that might escape the coming storm?

We brought together a very diverse group of artists with a range of experience whose work confronted these issues – sometimes head-on, sometimes humorous, or personal, or irreverent. When it seems beyond the capability of humanity to respond to the crisis of their own making..... then this exhibition was timely. More information and pictures here >>>

Read the review 'Not the End of the World' by Michael Newton author of 'Age of Assassins' and 'Savage Girls and Wild Boys'  

'Diastr' Phoenix Brighton December 2010

Petrolseller

Painted in coloured polyester resin on foam.

Exhibited at 'Diastr'

December 2010

Bullion

Casts, constructed from throwaway plastic packaging. Fabricated in plaster and spray paint.

Exhibited at 'Diastr'

December 2010

An A to Z of No's

to live outside the law you must be honest” - Bob Dylan

This piece was in a show called 'keep off the Grass' We have a lot of Rules and Laws to observe as we go about our daily lives. I think that there are quite a few that should get broken a lot more often and perhaps there must be some others that we are missing and yet are a whole lot more important in the long run. I can’t help remembering the words of the song ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ by Arlo Guthrie about a rather exaggerated and fairly comic response to littering. It's worth a listen.

'Keep off the Grass'  Brighton Festival May 2009

A small structure built for declarations of one sort or another

Visitors to the exhibition were encouraged to enter a small structure (confessional) and declare wrong doings (?) anonymously. These were published and celebrated online.

The complete list can be read here >>

'Keep off the Grass'  Brighton Festival May 2009

Everything that wouldn’t compost or recycle in the normal way but we couldn’t bring ourselves to throw away

All of the items were kept after use, washed, dried and then added to the pile. The Installation commenced on the 1st April 2009 and it was added to daily for a period of 8 weeks.

'Keep off the Grass'  Brighton Festival May 2009

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Shelter

Reconstruction of a World War Two Anderson Bomb shelter

An entirely artificial fabrication that was built intuitively with galvanised corrugated steel that had been purchased along with found materials and recycled wood. The siting of the shelter was the same as the original and based on the recollections of a close neighbour who had lived nearby for the last 80 years

'Preparing For Emergencies'  Brighton Festival 2008

Fringe Joint winner Best Open House 2008

Shelter artfacts

Some of the artefacts dug up from the original Anderson shelter during the reconstruction.

'Preparing For Emergencies'  Brighton Festival 2008

Fringe Joint winner 'Best Open House'

18 Meteorites

Installed in a lawn, these sculptured forms together with varying artificially created craters were based on a flawed conception of what meteorites might look like if they had actually entered this space from another space. 

Brighton Open House

Brighton festival 2005

Cracks in the Empirical Pavement

A view of this exhibition at Phoenix Brighton. Some of the works that were featured included:

'Tom', 'Far Away, So Close' and 'Countdown'

'Cracks in the Empirical Pavement'

Phoenix Brighton July 2003

Far Away, So Close

A series of 10 pictures featured in the exhibition 'Cracks in the empirical pavement' These works were informed by the false coloured electron micrographs (SEM) of bacterial material and artificially coloured radio wave pictures of distant galaxies. 

'Cracks in the Empirical Pavement'

Phoenix Brighton July 2003

Adding and Subtracting

An exhibition at Red Roaster Brighton, during the Brighton Festival 2001

'21x21'

'Loop' and 3 other works were exhibited at the University Gallery, Newcastle 2000

Temporal

An investigation into materiality at both the macro and the micro level. The exhibition of paintings and installation was in collaboration with artist Nikki Allford

Phoenix Gallery Brighton 2000

43 Nuts at the 'Sussex Open'

Thin slices of chestnut are set in clear casting resin. Multiples were assembled and displayed with/in a lightbox.

Exhibited at the 'Sussex Open'

Brighton Museum 1998