With its roots in the visionary nature responses of Turner, Blake and Palmer, and a musical mirrored ballerina box kept since childhood, my work explores a sense of melancholy within ephemeral moments of light.The process of my work involves drawing or painting and photography in an ongoing enquiry into the relationship between light and matter.
Hovering between reality and unreality, my images reveal a discourse of endlessness which simultaneously longs for the mythical place of memory. The narrative explores the notion of a transient self which articulates time present and time past and attempts to evoke a perception which hangs between the seen and unseen.
My work attempts to border the threshold between nostalgic association and something unknown, a sense of stillness within a complex world, a quest for place and a primal sense of home.
CV & Education
Liverpool Open at Editions Gallery May 12th-June 18th 2016
'Breath of Nature': Anniversary exhibition of Boundary Art, Cardiff. 27th March 2016- 1st May 2016
'Identity' Art with a Heart Altringham ( Jan 2016)
PARTIA: Winter 2015 solo exhibition,Aintree university hospital
Matter, Place, Other: Gallery202.
Staacks Wirral July 2015
Waterside 1-0 solo micro-commission Manchester March 2015
Fotospace open submission 3, (finalist) Fife January 2015
Seeing Beckett' Contemporary art space, Chester ( alongside 'Staging Beckett at the Margins' conference Sept 12th) and then Liverpool John Moores University as part of the Liverpool Irish festival 23rd October- 3rd November 2014
Searching: Unexpected Treasures Bridewell studios and gallery Liverpool 12-21 September 2014
September 8th. 2014 Heswall open festival
Open studios tour. June 2014
Liverpool Open at Editions Gallery May 23rd 2014 - June 21st 2014
Solo Exhibition: February 2014 -May 31st 2014 'U hang exhibition,' ArtGene', Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
Exhibitions 2013 - 2009
Monochramatic exhibition in verge, Glasgow artists studios, Glasgow -
Open Studios, Wirral, Wirral
A Postcard to Emily touring exhibition on the theme'Wuthering Heights'. Dept. regeneration and culture, Bradford libraries, Keighly
'Herstory' , The Link Gallery, Winchester -
'Archive 'Group, Theater Clywdd,
- Recollection, Chapel gallery, St. Helens Road, Ormskirk, Liverpool
- Lancashire Open exhibition Chapel gallery
- MA Graduate show, Kingsway, University of Chester, Chester 2009
November 2015 'Five to watch' Landscape Axisweb.
Joint organisation and management of Merseyside Inclusive Schools workshops for multi-sensory Art.
Contribution to a teachers book about multi- sensory art for very special children
Mark Devereux Roberts projects