Approved: 16.08.2006

Colin Booth

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

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.

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

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    Biography

    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.

    CV & Education

    Solo exhibitions  

    2014 - time spins, one one six gallery, Tenterden, OMNIA SOMNIA, UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate   2012/13 - Jesus Wept, neon text installation, St Leonards on Sea    2011 - Institute of Play and other Collections, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne    2010 - Institute of Play, V&A Museum of Childhood, London, Measure and Intuition, Canary Wharf, London     2009 - Metropolis, Herbert Read Gallery, UCCA, Canterbury    2008 - Intimate Geometry, Project Space, Jerwood Gallery, London    2007 - Matrix, one one six gallery, Tenterden   2006 - Monochromes, Lomasdavies, London     2005 - Light Waves, James Hockey Gallery, University of Surrey, Farnham    2004 - Revealing Light, Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone    2002 - Paintings, Tollergården, Melbu, Norway    2001 - New Paintings, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

    Group exhibitions  

    2013 - Pnue, Electro Studios project Space, St Leonards on Sea    2011 - Metropolis, RBS Gallery, London    2009 - Art Salon, NL Studios, Amsterdam     2003 - Galleria Uusitalo, Helsinki    2002 - Colour White, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea    2000 - Art Futures, Barbican, London

    Commissions   

    2014 - the nothing new, Strange Cargo, Cheriton Lights, Folkestone    2012 - Jesus Wept, The Space, St Leonards on Sea,    2010 - Institute of Play, V&A Museum of Childhood, London