Approved: 16.08.2006

Paul Lewthwaite

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
My work consists of refined sculptures, used to explore a personal symbolism developed from research into areas such as architecture, history, the sciences and the arts.
The sculptures are characterised by careful production techniques, often unified through a use of layered paint work. This approximates closely methods of manufactured processes. The apparent simplicity of form

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  • Location: Godalming, South East
 

Biography

Concepts My work consists of refined sculptures, used to explore a personal symbolism developed from research into areas such as architecture, history, the sciences and the arts. The sculptures are characterised by careful production techniques, often unified through a use of layered paint work. This approximates closely methods of manufactured processes. The apparent simplicity of form is reached only after an intense design and revision stage supplemented by experimentation in the studio. Whether working on a large or small scale, my goal is to achieve a clarity of vision and concept. I have an equal interest in gallery based and site specific sculpture/public art. I have experience in the various stages of commission work ranging from research, design and consultation through to construction and siting. For commissioned outdoor sculpture I am extremely aware of producing pieces relevant to their surroundings. For “The Generation of Possibilities”, for example, made for the UMIST, the design of the ‘electromagnet’ forms was equally inspired by the need to communicate Technology/Science/Innovation as a subject, as the proximity of arches of a rail viaduct on one side of the site and a tilted ‘U’ shaped tower of a university building on the other. Again, for “Building On and Building Up”, sited at Greenfield Arts Centre, Newton Aycliffe, the horizontal orientation of the buildings and landscape of the surrounding area pointed to the need for a vertical, uplifting, structure. Influences Contemporary architecture, History, The sciences, Culture, Contemporary art, Aesthetic/Formal Concerns, Architecture/Urban environment, Industrial Fabrication processes

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2012 - We Are All Going Somewhere, Concert Hall, Charterhouse, Surrey 2011 - Paul Lewthwaite: An Introduction, Studio, Charterhouse, Surrey 2007 - Making a Place, Whitewall, Milton Keynes Contemporary, thecentre:mk, Milton Keynes 2005 - Montserrat Drawings, Espai Serrat, El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain 2002 - Lineas de la Conexion, Galeria Nela Alberca, Madrid, Spain 2000 - Works, The Art Exchange, Nottingham 1998 - Plinth Pieces, Moreton Morrell Hall, Warwickshire 1997 - Fabrications, Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre, Lincolnshire 1997 - Recent Works, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield 1995 - New Works, Byard Art Gallery, Nottingham Group exhibitions 2012 - Art Auction in aid of the Loomba Foundation, Concert Hall, Charterhouse, Surrey 2012 - Assembly#12 Birthday, Bloc Projects, Sheffield 2011 - Function, Bloc Projects, Sheffield 2011 - Keegan Lewthwaite Tarpey, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington 2011 - Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington 2010 - All Systems Go, Departure Gallery, London, UK 2010 - Occidental Dimensions, University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, UK 2010 - Race For the Prize, Wasp Room, Tether, Nottingham, UK 2009 - 2 1/2 D, Royal British Society of Sculptors Gallery, London 2008 - The Cycle of Mutation: Growth, Transplant, Dale, Norway 2007 - On Show at 108 - One Year Display, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London 2006 - B-Open, USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway 2005 - After Hiroshima: Nuclear Imaginaries, Brunei Gallery, London 2005 - Amongst Forgotten Treasures, Portico Gallery, Manchester 2005 - RBS Centenary, Sculpture in the Garden, Harold Martin Botanic Gardens, Leicester 2004 - Mere Jelly at On the Wall, Olympia Grand Hall, London 2002 - Auction, Sotherby's Olympia, London 2002 - Colectiva, Exposicion Benefica Lucha Contra el Cancer, Galeria Nela Alberca, Madrid 2002 - Ladders, Galeria Bar Mas Cornadas da el Hambre, Madrid 2002 - Wish You Were Here, Radio Broadcast, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art 2000 - In:Site. Sculpture and Public Art, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham 1999 - CircaNg99, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham 1998 - Angels and Pigheads, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham 1998 - Proposals, Angel Orensanz Center, New York 1997 - One Year Exhibition of British Art, British Work House Gallery, Dallas, USA 1996 - British Art, Victor Christ Gasse, Vienna, Austria Residencies 2011 - Two Year Residency, Charterhouse, Surrey 2008 - Guest Artist, Transplant, Dale, Norway 2006 - Two Month Residency, USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway 2005 - One Month Residency, Can Serrat, El Bruc, Barcelona 2000 - Sculpture Residency, Geenfield Arts Centre, Newton Aycliffe 1998 - Sculpture Residency, Moreton Morrel, Warwickshire College Public commissions 2011 - The Orrery, Grantham Market Place, Lincolnshire 2009 - Looking Through and Within, Milton Keynes Hospital, Endoscopy Building., Milton Keynes 2006 - A Collection of Fragments, Art at the Arc, Geldards Law Offices, Nottingham 2006 - Transforming and Enabling, Wrightington Hospital, Wigan 2004 - A System of Support and Balance, Chesterfield Magistrates Court, Chesterfield 2000 - Building On and Building Up, Greenfields Arts Centre, Newton Aycliffe 1999 - The Generation of Possibilities, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester 1998 - Echoes of the Opened Earth, Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell Site Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - Elected Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, RBS, London 2007 - Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, East Midlands 2005 - Residency Award, USF Veftet, Bergen, Norway 2005 - Support Stipend Award, Can Serrat, Barcelona 2000 - East Midlands Arts New Work and Commissions Award,, Nottingham, East Midlands 2000 - Gallery Prize, The Art Exchange, Nottingham 1999 - Solo Show Award, Nottigham City Arts Open, Nottingham Publications 2011 - The Guardian Guide Exhibition Review 2009 - "Sculture 2½D". Wired Italia. 2009 - 2&1/2D Review, IDFX Magazine. 2009 - Interview and Feature, Manx Tails. 2008 - "Idé Fabrikantene". Perspectiv Magazine. Norway 2008 - Norwegian Radio Interview, nrk p1 2008 - Vinterfesten article. Firda Newspaper, Norway. 2007 - International Residency, Article, [a-n] Magazine, February, P.21 2007 - Paul Lewthwaite Milton Keynes, The Guardian Guide, Exhibition Preview, 27th Oct, P. 37 2004 - Mere Jelly, Art Monthly Magazine, Oct, P.34 2004 - Public Sculpture of Greater Manchester, Terry Wyke, P. 81-82 2002 - Lapiz Revista Internacional de Arte, No. 179/180, P.193 2002 - Las Lineas y Formas de Paul Frank, Review, Metro 20 Minutos, 21 Feb, P.24 2002 - Lines of Connection, Review, InMadrid, March, P.4 2001 - Building On and Building Up, Article, [a-n] Magazine, February, P.34 2001 - Exhibition Review, [a-n] Magazine, February, P.7 2001 - Front cover of [a-n] Magazine, February 1999 - Currents, Article, [a-n] Magazine, December, P.10 1999 - Sculpture Residency, Article, [a-n] Magazine, March, P.42 1998 - Premiere, Arts Programme, Preview Feature, Carlton Television