Approved: 28.11.2008

Bryan Lavelle

Artist

Approved: 28.11.2008

My work is an investigation into the properties of my chosen materials and the process of painting. Artists who influence and inform my practice include; Ian Davenport, Jason Martin, Liam Gillick, Dan Flavin, Richard Wilson, Alexis Harding, Anish Kapoor and Robert Ryman. Some of the processes used within my work are - Use of poly-chromatic colour Repetition of form Harnessing of uncontrollable factors

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  • Location: Dorchester, South West
  • Activities: Private commissions
  • Categories: Painting
 
 

Biography

My work is an investigation into the properties of my chosen materials and the process of painting. Artists who influence and inform my practice include; Ian Davenport, Jason Martin, Liam Gillick, Dan Flavin, Richard Wilson, Alexis Harding, Anish Kapoor and Robert Ryman. Some of the processes used within my work are - Use of poly-chromatic colour Repetition of form Harnessing of uncontrollable factors such as gravity Harnessing of unpredictable characteristics of paint Use of post-modern materials My work has no layers of hidden meaning or narrative waiting to be uncovered, nor does it elude to be anything that it isn't; through making external references outside of the work itself. My work can be considered a structured representation of what the viewer is actually looking at; that is, materials and process (MDF, paint and gravity). Through my choice of materials and the use of gravity to ultimately make the mark, I am able to make abstract paintings that become self referential, questioning only themselves as artworks. Through subverting the viewer's attention in this way, from seeking narrative that may not necessarily be there; the only conceivable narrative within my work becomes the materials and the process itself.

CV & Education

Qualifications

2007 - MA Fine Art - Painting, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

2005 - BA (Hons) Visual Art - 1st class, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

Exhibitions

2015 - Black Swan Arts Open, Frome

2015 - Tipping Point, The Crypt, St Marylebone, London

2015 - Evolver Prize, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton

2015 - Dorchester Arts Open, Dorchester (Prize Winner)

2014 - Contemporary British Painting, The Crypt, St Marylebone, London

2014 - Black Swan Arts Open, Frome

2014 - Bryant & Keeling Prize - Paint Now, One Street Church Gallery, Bucks

2014 - Wells Art Contemporary, Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells

2014 - Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street, (Prize winner)

2014 - Contemporary British Painting, Huddersfield Art Gallery

2014 - @PaintBritain, Ipswich Art School, Ipswich Museums

2013 - WW Solo Award, WW Contemporary Art, London

2012 - ArtHAUS, DegreeArt.com Gallery, London

2012 - Pop up Dorset, St Georges Church, Portland

2012 - Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street

2011 - re:space, The Link Gallery, Winchester

2010 - Affordable Art Fair, 34th Street, New York

2010 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2010 - re:space, New Greenham Arts, Newbury

2010 - Small Pleasures, DegreeArt.com Gallery, London

2009 - Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2009 - Cut to the Chase, Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton

2008 - Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

2007 - Celeste Art Prize, Old Truman Brewery, London

2006 - Full Spectrum, Sherborne House, Sherborne

2006 - MA and Other Postgraduates, Atkinson Gallery, Street Degree shows

2007 - MA Degree Show, Winchester School of Art

2005 - BA Degree Show, Winchester School of Art

Corporate Commisions

2007 - 10 painting commision, The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London

Competitions, prizes and awards

2014 - Summer Show, Prize Winner, Atkinson Gallery, Street

2007 - Celeste Art Prize Student Finalist, Old Truman Brewery, London

Collections

Public collection, Madison Museum of Fine Art, Georgia, USA

Private collections throughout the UK.