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 / type of project 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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