Approved: 16.08.2006

Michael Calver

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

My painting draws on a storehouse of recollected images.  I find new spaces, new architectures and I rob the virtual.  I absorb ideas from my sketchbooks : one discipline feeds another.

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  • Location: Tiverton, South West
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Built environment, Exhibitions programme, Collecting
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
  • Tags: Abstraction, Colour Space, Urban, Modern Times Graphics
 
 

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    Biography

    My painting draws on a storehouse of recollected images.  I find new spaces, new architectures and I rob the virtual.  I absorb ideas from my sketchbooks : one discipline feeds another.

    I am interested in the incongruity of elements within the urban landscape — the dramatic changes of colour and scale — the blocking of sightlines — the contrast between geometry and the skies — the contrast between the wastelands and new towers.  These provide starting points for my work.  Other times, I freewheel.

    Colour is used to set an over-arching feeling tone and to establish spatial coherence.

     

    CV & Education

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2014 Uneven Territory, OSR Project Space West Coker, Somerset 2008 - All But Less Than, Manu Chhabria Gallery, Dubai UAE 2007 - Silent Moves, Brewhouse Gallery, Brewhouse Arts Centre, Taunton, Somerset 2004 - Primary Ghosts, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter 1999 - The Colour Sings, Black Swan Guild, Frome, Somerset 1997 - University of Bath 1996 - Remember the Feeling, Exeter and Devon Arts Centre, Exeter

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2014 FLUX Heseltine Gallery NSA Members,Truro  2014 Critics Choice PZ Gallery Penzance- 2013 Palladium Painting Bucca Gallery, Newlyn -2012 One Alfred Place WC1 London 2012 - Drawing, Bucca Gallery, Newlyn 2011 - PRINT!, The Exchange, Penzance 2010 - Beyond the Surface, Air Gallery, Wells 2010 - Explanations of Signs, University College, Falmouth 2009 - Newlyn Society of Artists, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2006 - Full Spectrum, Sherborne House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset 2005 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 2005 - Exeter Abstract, Galerie Artlantis, Bad Homburg Germany 2005 - Newlyn Society of Artists, Campden Gallery, Gloucestershire 2004 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 2004 - Critics Choice, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance 2003 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 2003 - Affordable Art Fair West, Bristol, Bristol 2003 - Contemporary Art Fair, Glasgow, Glasgow 2003 - Critics Choice, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance 2002 - 3D Gallery, Bristol 2002 - Casa Mia Modern Life and Art, Tokyo and Osaka 2002 - Royal College of Pathologists, London 2002 - Thelma Hubert Gallery, Honiton 2001 - Battersea Contemporary Art Fair 2001 - Brilliant Corners, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance 2001 - Critics Choice, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance 2001 - Mode, Business Design Centre, London 2001 - Stark Gallery, SE1 2000 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea 2000 - Gallery 73, Brighton 1999 - Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 1999 - Critics choice, William Packer, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance 1999 - Surface Matters, Wahle Contemporary Art, Exeter 1999 

    AWARDS

    2015 GOTTLIEB FOUNDATION SUPPORT GRANT, NY   2007 POLLOCK KRASNER FOUNDATION GRANT, NY.     2005 - ARTS COUNCIL GRANT Brewhouse Gallery, The Brewhouse, Taunton.    2003 - ARTS COUNCIL GRANT Exhibition of New Work, Phoenix Exeter.