Approved: 29.06.2011

Tristram J. Aver

Artist, Curator, Project manager, Graphic designer, Technician

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Approved: 29.06.2011

As the use of technology shapes the way we view, interact and respond to our environment, my interest lies in examining the volume of visual information we are bombarded with every day in this digital age. I aim to capture and identify a hybrid, 'sampled' view of the world that imitates the implosion of data to the eye. By recording the stimuli we are exposed to on a daily basis, I attempt to create

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  • Location: Nottingham, East Midlands
  • Activities: Critical writing, Curating, Events management, Visual arts consultancy, Project management, Marketing/communications, Public relations, Technical installation
  • Categories: Consultancy, Curatorial project, Project, Installation, Painting
  • Tags: paint, taxidermy, neon, light frames, oval, spray paint, wall painting
 

Biography

As the use of technology shapes the way we view, interact and respond to our environment, my interest lies in examining the volume of visual information we are bombarded with every day in this digital age. I aim to capture and identify a hybrid, 'sampled' view of the world that imitates the implosion of data to the eye. By recording the stimuli we are exposed to on a daily basis, I attempt to create a single, stimulating new language through paint. I sample common figurative, historical, cultural and commercial iconography (pinup girls, Staffy Terriers, motifs, typography, textiles, graphic design, art historical elements for example) and re-analyse their original context and meaning. When translated to canvas the forms take on a new momentum, and the process of applying paint becomes paramount in the evolution of the imagery; acting as data in a computer programme, paint can be subject to distortion, repetition, compression and corruption as each layer is applied, resulting in recognisable and chimeric forms that fit uncomfortably in the world. Overloaded compositions, in terms of paint application and the distortion of pictorial references, is key to the finished canvas.

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2013 - Four, Cornerhouse, Manchester 2012 - Culture Cloud, New Art Exchange, Nottingham 2012 - Mind The Gap - Touring Exhibition, IDM Gallery, Busan, Korea 2012 - Mind the Gap - Touring Exhibition, Lotte Gallery, Joongdong, South Korea 2012 - Mind The Gap - Touring Exhibition, Lotte Gallery Jamsil, Seoul, South Korea 2012 - Nature or Nurture: Tristram Aver & Micheal O'Reilly, GX Gallery, Camberwell, London 2012 - WW Solo Award 2012, Wilson Williamson Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8DX 2012 - YOU CAN TELL ME!, Project Berlin, Factory-Art Gallery, Mommsenstrasse, Berlin, Germany 2011 - Apartness; Pop Surrealism, Recoat Gallery, Glasgow 2011 - Being Here, Nutmeg house, A&B HQ, London 2011 - Transistor Artists, Transistor Gallery, Bristol, London