Painting is a combinatory and blending system modified and diversified by edition.
New forms assemble as ricochets deviate laterally from impacted paint stacks. Smothered in slimy paint, the volatile architecture ripples then fractures and splays across lurid gloss surfaces. Peels of paint reveal expanses of engineered iridescence, repeated then inverted until gestural machine structure accumulates alternating contrast. Autocatalytic velocities default to infinite variation as aerosol dispensers punctuate chromatic junk. The spoilt paint unravels, or congeals, or disperses across finely calibrated terrain threaded through the faceted surfaces of future games and internal storage. Multiple metallic painterly procedures navigate dirty systems, whilst misaligned geometries are saturated in arbitrary colour, always partially obliterated by inaccuracy and programmed errors. Focused high fidelity tech noir blends with high resolution deselected synthetic content. Paused paintings and on off paintings paused. A double compression. An accretion of complexity and possibility. Amplified and endless.
playpaint make paintings to make paintings.
CV & Education
Amplifier (part three) Flat 3, 25 Brondesbury Road, London 2014
Amplifier (part two) New Peeking Inn, 9 Milroy Walk, London 2011
Amplifier (part one) 318 Old Street, London 2011
This Years Model Studio1.1 London 2015
Paint Like You Mean It Interviewroom 11, Edinburgh 2014
Upstairs at the Marksman Marksman, London 2014
Future Postcards Oriel Davis Gallery, Newton, Wales 2013
Photo & Print Open Salon 2013 Charlie Dutton Gallery, London 2013
Marmite Prize IV GSA Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow, Ruskin Gallery Cambridge, Plymouth Collage of Art Gallery, The Drawing Room London 2013
An Elixir of Photons 63 Charlotte Street, London 2013
The Beast in the Cellar Canonbury Arts London 2013
Motorcade / Flash Parade National Open Motorcade / Flash Parade, Bristol 2012
Marmite Prize IV Central Art Gallery, Tameside 2012
Playlist_Peeking In New Peeking Inn, 9 Milroy Walk, London 2011
playpaint is a collaboration between two artists, Damian Nelson and Michael Gittings. They are based in London and began producing paintings together in 2008