Approved: 20.02.2012

Guy Denning

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Approved: 20.02.2012

The arts have been fundamental to my personal identity since childhood. In my opinion the visual arts are the focus of the apex of all our human culture; I consider them the most important roadway we have to help lead humanity away from its old home of 'nature'. They represent our fundamental desire and need to replace the natural chaos with a cultural order. The visual arts so often have served spiritual

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  • Location: La Feuillee
 

Biography

The arts have been fundamental to my personal identity since childhood. In my opinion the visual arts are the focus of the apex of all our human culture; I consider them the most important roadway we have to help lead humanity away from its old home of 'nature'. They represent our fundamental desire and need to replace the natural chaos with a cultural order. The visual arts so often have served spiritual ends because of this representation. In my consideration, at its basest level, artists take dirt, model it and move it to give it significance. It is no coincidence that the state-funded galleries of the world have taken on the presence that only religious buildings once had. I think it's too simplistic to say that Art is just about communication. It's more than that - it's about the search for significance and attempted control in a world of anonymity and chaos.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2011 - Inferno - paintings, MAGI'900 Museo, Bologna, Italy 2011 - Purgatorio, Brooklynite and FB galleries, New York, USA 2010 - Behemoth, St Martin in the Fields, London, UK 2009 - Celebrity will eat itself, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 2008 - Pharmaceutical Bestiary, Vyner Street Gallery, London, UK Group exhibitions 2002 - Art in Mental Health (Pfizer), touring exhibition, UK Site specific 2011 - Crimes of Mind, external wall mural painting, Brest, France