Photo: Chris Wilson in North Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

Chris Wilson

Artist

Concepts My practice has involved the exploration of locations through the use of maps. The locations include interior spaces and landscape. The maps are used to create references to location both metaphorically and symbolically and to provide the basis for explorations of space. The significance of maps with their territorial references are used to investigate the illusion of three dimensional space created from materials normally read as flat. Particular works including 'mountain' employ multiple perspectives and opposing view points.Influences Architecture/urban environment, landscape, nature, British, city, coastline, geography, geology, maps, New Foundland, Ireland.Career path I have a BA Hons degree in Fine Art from Brighton Polytechnic and a Masters degree in Fine Art from The University of Ulster. Since 1999 I have been a visiting lecturer at The University of Ulster, Faculty of Arts. Recent residencies include Atlanta and Las Vegas and in 2002 I completed a five week artist in residence at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada. 2004 Public art commissions for Translink at Centre Station, Belfast and for Tidal at the New Toome Bypass 2003 Artist in Residence, Robert M MacNamara Foundation, Maine, USA

Location North Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland
Activities Public art, Private commissions, Exhibitions programme
Artforms Painting, Public Art, Sculpture
Tags Sculpture, Painting, Landscape, Maps, Geology, Bronze
Website http://chriswilsonartist.com

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