Approved: 07.02.2013

Jonathan Gabb

Artist

Approved: 07.02.2013

I work with both rudimentary and fine art materials, with a resolution to meld painting, sculpture, and the built environment; articulating colour, effecting weight, and producing random outcomes at the same time.  I often use systems of production in the forms of ascending/descending sizes or repetition to start an idea and then allow the process or chance to direct; extrapolating the materials’ potential.  The materials play a part in their own outcome, I consider this as expressions of materials that resonate with other modes of expressions.

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Studio practice
  • Categories: Installation, Painting, Sculpture
  • Tags: painting, colour, spectrum, plastic, theatrical, gesture, expressionism, abstract, system, process
 

Biography

I work with both rudimentary and fine art materials, with a resolution to meld painting, sculpture, and the built environment; articulating colour, effecting weight, and producing random outcomes at the same time.  I often use systems of production in the forms of ascending/descending sizes or repetition to start an idea and then allow the process or chance to direct; extrapolating the materials’ potential.  The materials play a part in their own outcome, I consider this as expressions of materials that resonate with other modes of expressions.

The nature of my work means that there is an automatic engagement with the established modes of art in the art historical; colour field painting, and abstract modernism for example.  What I am interested in, is exemplifying these paradigms with external subject matter; through process manipulation I introduce other vernacular materials, objects and methods of making, with a view of weaving together seemingly opposing materials in one construction . 

CV & Education

UK Solo Exhibitions 2013:

Opera Rose, ABrooks Art, 194-195 Hoxton St, London.

SYSTEM, WW GALLERY, 34/35 Hatton Garden, London.

UK Group Exhibitions 2014:

Saatchi Showdown: In Glorious Colour, Griffin Gallery, 21 Evesham Street, London.

UK Group Exhibitions 2013:

Loopart 13, The Faircharm, Creekside, Deptford, London.

UK Group Exhibitions 2012:

Solo Award Group Show 2012, WW Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden, London.

UK Group Exhibitions 2010:

Unspilt Peak Problem, Royal College of Art, 15-25 Howie street, London.

UK Group Exhibitions 2009:

Unwanted Sights and Sounds, etc. Gallery, 1a Damley road, London.

 

UK Residencies 2012:

WW Solo Residency, WW Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden, London.

 

Awards:

WW Solo Award Winner 2012, WW Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden, London.

Saatch Art "In Glorious Colour" Showdown 2014.  Competition Winner.

 

Published Reviews:

2013 - Art of England Review.

 

Press:

http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/interview-with-jonathan-gabb

http://www.culture24.org.uk/art/art458395

http://www.1883magazine.com/art-exhibitions/art-exhibition/jonathan-gabb

 

Education & Qualifications:

2008 - BA Fine Art (First Class), London Metropolitan University, London.