Photo: Colin Booth in St Leonards-on-Sea, South East

Colin Booth


I use objects and text to research and develop ideas. My practice looks at the relationship between the historic or already existing, and the contemporary or new and it has both a personal narrative and a broader reference to early modernism and the built environment. I am interested in the relationship between form, function, art and craft and in the fragmentary and transient nature of materials. I like to work with neglected or once-functioning objects and through a transformational process, which often involves combining them with something new or custom-made, shift the perception of their meaning or value. read full statement

Location St Leonards-on-Sea, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Public art, Private commissions, Project management
Artforms Installation, Intervention, Painting, Public Art, Sculpture
Tags installation, site responsive, found objects, recycled material, public art, text, modernist, wood, neon

News & Events

  • Cities of Ash

    g39 Cardiff July 12 - September 13 Curated show on the theme of urban dystopia


    A survey of new and recent work, UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate, 30 August - 27 September 2014

  • time spins

    A solo show of new work at one one six gallery, Tenterden, Kent 2 April - 11 May 2014

  • the nothing new

    Strange Cargo, Cheriton, Folkestone

    'the nothing new' is a neon text commission for Strange Cargo's 'Cheriton Lights Festival', 22-23 February 2014. The piece is only visible to railway commuters and will be in situ until October 2014.

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