Approved: 21.04.2012

Chris Short

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Approved: 21.04.2012

'The breath of man, of animals and plants coincides with the breath of the cosmos [...] It is quite natural that all human creation - including art - participates in the same cosmic pulsation.' Wassily Kandinsky, 1933.

My work grows from an interest in natural forces,
and their effects in the world around us.
Increasingly, I've come to recognise a connectedness between things,
and

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  • Location: Cowbridge, Wales
 

Biography

'The breath of man, of animals and plants coincides with the breath of the cosmos [...] It is quite natural that all human creation - including art - participates in the same cosmic pulsation.' Wassily Kandinsky, 1933. My work grows from an interest in natural forces, and their effects in the world around us. Increasingly, I've come to recognise a connectedness between things, and between things and me. As they move and become, I do the same. I think that the more we recognise this connection, the more chance that we'll respect what's around us, and ourselves. It's hoped the work will contribute to this.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2009 - Chris Short - Land and Sea, Old Hall Gallery, Cowbridge, South Wales 1999 - Writing Art and Institutions, Tate St Ives, St Ives, Cornwall Group exhibitions 2011 - Becoming, The Old Library, Cardiff, South Wales 2010 - W.A.V.E. 2010: Borders and Edges, Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Art, London 2007 - Land and Sea: Photographs by Graham Gaunt, Andy Hughes and Chris Short, Old Hall Gallery, Cowbridge, supported by the Arts Council of Wales and the Vale of Glamorgan Council 1998 - August 1998: critical writing/ performance work, Aggregatzustand, Kreuzburg, Berlin. Live/Performance 2006 - Coney to Easkey: a surf-art collaboration, Journey from Coney Beach, South Wales to Easkey Beach, Ireland, Niland Gallery & Model Arts, Sligo, Ireland 1998 - “Practising Theory”, Chapter, Cardiff, UK. Reviewed by Cazeaux, C., in Live Art Magazine, Issue 21, 26 May - 2 August, 1998, 15-16. 1997 - Between one thing and another: the phenomenology of disruption., St Ives International Festival, St Ives. Residencies 2011 - Solitude and The Sublime, Outlandia Artist's Studio, Glen Nevis, Scotland Publications 2010 - Book: The Art Theory of Wassily Kandinsky, 1909 - 1928: The Quest for Synthesis 1997 - Book: Schiele, Phaidon Press, London. 1996 - - present: various publications - see a more complete CV at my personal web-site.