Approved: 08.04.2012

Aylwin Greenwood-Lambert

Artist

Approved: 08.04.2012

Some time ago I grew weary with using objects as symbols with which to pass ideas to an audience and decided to concentrate on the objects themselves in a bid to “understand the relationships that exist within the network of physical and abstract elements that comprise (them)”. I aimed to apply an “intuitive logic” to deciding how to interact with each object in order to accentuate these relationships, attempting to keep decisions to a minimum and making interactions as clear as possible so that an audience might understand the processes involved and with them the objects themselves.

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  • Location: Nottingham, East Midlands
  • Activities: Practice-based research
  • Categories: Book Works, Film & Video, Photography, Sculpture, Text
  • Tags: Object, Thingness, Function, Meaning, Metaphysics, Process, Aesthetics, Conceptual, Objecthood
 
 

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    Biography

    Some time ago I grew weary with using objects as symbols with which to pass ideas to an audience and decided to concentrate on the objects themselves in a bid to “understand the relationships that exist within the network of physical and abstract elements that comprise (them)”. I aimed to apply an “intuitive logic” to deciding how to interact with each object in order to accentuate these relationships, attempting to keep decisions to a minimum and making interactions as clear as possible so that an audience might understand the processes involved and with them the objects themselves.

    This was ultimately unsatisfactory - I was looking in from the outside when I should have been experiencing things from the inside. I was also limiting the possibilities of what work I could produce and it therefore became necessary to refresh my practice. Whilst my interests remain the same my methods have changed drastically – no longer do I tinker with what is already there but instead I attempt to understand how things might come to be, using various MacGuffins to create a framework within which the production of a work can be driven forward in a way that gives it some form of internal logical consistency. These MacGuffins are primarily (though not exclusively) functional though the functions they are created for are not always explicit. Working in this way allows me to see how an objects meaning and aesthetics might naturally arise in its production that is geared towards a certain objective (although I by no means stay clear of playing with these – I now realise that to understand something one must get right into the thick of it).  At the same time I am no longer bound by various rules that limit what I can make but can instead experiment to my heart’s content, my working methods allowing me to make in such a way that “it aint what you do but the way that you do it” can be seen as a moto for my practice – I am able to have more fun with what I do. Indeed having a certain shallowness to the surface of some works hopefully makes what lies beneath that surface more visible than if the work was to appear deadly serious.

    However I no longer desire for an audience to experience things in a specific manner -  I wish to move to a situation where statements I make about my work can be seen as a part of my practice than an explanation of it –  ideally they will become increasingly like a magicians patter, framing the work whilst simultaneously misdirecting the audience’s attention. In viewing my work an audience is best advised to act as an archaeologist would, treating the objects on display as physical artefacts from my practice and attempting to simultaneously piece together information about these objects and the situation within which they were produced. During this process certain ideas may emerge that may or may not bear some relationship to those that arouse during the objects production. 

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training

    2016 - MA Fine Art (Distinction), Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield

    2006 - BA (hons) Fine Art (2:1), University of Lincoln, Lincoln

     

    Solo exhibitions

    2008 - Pop Hauntology, Southwell Art Space, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

     

    Group exhibitions

    2016 - The Kippenberger Challenge, De Appel, Amsterdam

    2015 - Connected, Online Exhibition – http://connectedonline.tumblr.com/archive

    2015 - Sheffield Artists Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

    2015 - Prism 17, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield

    2015 - Showdown, Bloc Projects, Sheffield

    2015 - The Imaginary Museum: Monuments and Landmarks, University of Leeds, Leeds

    2015 - The Imaginary Museum: Art Library as Archive, Leeds College of Art Library, Leeds

    2015 - The Editions,The Tetley, Leeds

    2015 - Lorem Ipsum,The Tetley, Leeds

    2015 - The Kippenberger Challenge,The Tetley, Leeds

    2014 - Looking at the Reflection of Reality, Mark Deveraux Projects, Manchester

    2014 - Bundle of Sticks, Spode Works, Stoke on Trent

    2014 - Members Show, Mexico, Leeds

    2013 - Beyond Merely Assesmbling, Mark Devereux Projects, Manchester

    2013 - Bankley Open, Bankley Gallery, Manchester

    2013 - Hot One Hundred, Schwartz Gallery, Hackney Wick, London

    2013 - Narrative, Point A to Point B, Fresh Meat Gallery @ LCB Depot, Leicester

    2013 - Void Open 2013, Void Art Gallery, Hoxton Arches, Hoxton, London

    2013 - Worcester Open 2013 (Special Commendation Awarded), Worcester Museum and Art Gallery, Worcester

    2012 - International Open Show 2012, Surface Gallery, Nottingham

    2012 - MICROCOSM, Departure Foundation, Ellington Building, Leeds Valley Park,, Leeds

    2012 - Museum of [ ] Objects - Phase 3, Plot 6, Allotment, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

    2012 - Nottingham Castle Annual Open 2012, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham

    2011 - Piecers and Scavangers, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham

    2011 - Agency of Unrealised Projects, Kopfbau, Art Basel,Switzerland

    2010 - Backlit Group Show, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham

    2010 - We are here, Wallner gallery, Nottingham

    2008 - Making Marks, Hand and Heart Gallery, Nottingham

    2008 - Surface Gallery Open Exhibition, Surface Gallery, Nottingham

    2007 - Lakeside Open Auction, Lakeside Gallery, Nottingham

    2007 - Nottinghm Castle Open Exhibtion, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

    2006 - Pick and Mix, Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln

     

    Publications, Review and Interviews

    2014 - Derek Horton on Art & Curation - This is Central Station

    http://thisiscentralstation.com/featured-blog/derek-horton-on-art-curation/

    2014 - The Forward Slash - Charlie Levine and Lauren Cookson

    http://www.charlielevine.org/the-forward-slash.html

    2014 - Mexico Members Show Catalogue

    2013 - Peripheral Arteries Special Issue - July 

    http://issuu.com/artpress/docs/peripheral_arteries_art_review_-__j_425b53057d6fc3/4&lang=en

    2013 - Worcester Open 2013 Catalogue

    2008 - Artist Profile, Left Lion, Issue 26

    2008 - An Art Commentary, leftlion.co.uk, 20/10/2008

     http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/title/an-art-commentary/id/2316#.Ul4ybFB1_Ak

     

    Awards

    Best in Show for Sheffield Hallam University Fine Art MA Degree Show

    Completed The Kippenberber Challenge (7.45 Books) - 7th OCtober 2014 to 7th October 2015

    Shortlisted for the Bankley Gallery Open Exhibition Award 2013, Bankley Gallery, Manchester

    Special Commendation for the Worcester Open 2013, Worcester Museum and Art Gallery, Worcester