Approved: 15.06.2012

Michael Lawton

Artist, Writer, Technician, Teacher

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Approved: 15.06.2012

I use my paintings as a way of revisiting and rethinking things that have stuck in my head; these stimuli are varied and could be anything I've seen or heard. The 'artwork' starts here; with this thinking process. This will often lead onto to the construction of models and still life that I then paint from.
I am most interested in making paintings that resist an instant understanding but remain

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Higher education, Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Critical writing, Creative writing
 

Biography

I use my paintings as a way of revisiting and rethinking things that have stuck in my head; these stimuli are varied and could be anything I've seen or heard. The 'artwork' starts here; with this thinking process. This will often lead onto to the construction of models and still life that I then paint from. I am most interested in making paintings that resist an instant understanding but remain accurate enough to make understanding seem possible; as the work comes from reality I want it to remain looking real. The work should look of this world but maintain otherworldliness.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2009 - MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London 2008 - Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London 2004 - PGCE (PCET), University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 2002 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University, West Yorkshire Solo exhibitions 2014 - I'm Always in Love, York College of Art, York 2013 - Buenos Aires:New Paintings by Michael Lawton, Electric House, London Group exhibitions 2013 - Work, East St Arts Pop-Up Space, London 2012 - Animal House, Cephalopod, London 2012 - Gilchrist-Fisher Award 21st Anniversary Exhibition, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 2011 - I have no use for the truth, 38b Projects, London 2011 - Interspaces, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh 2011 - It's been one of those days all week, Wimbledon College of Art, London 2011 - Posters Fo' Sho', Five Years, London 2010 - Arctic Fox, Vulpes Vulpes, London 2010 - The New New Black Mountain, Fleapit, London Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - Shortlisted for the New Lights Art Prize, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate 2010 - Shortlisted for the Red Mansion Art Prize, London