Approved: 24.10.2012

Andrew Payne

Artist, Film-maker, Maker

Approved: 24.10.2012

Andrew Payne is an artist who has been fascinated by the natural world for most of his adult life. For many years he made colour photographs of aspects of the landscape within walking distance of his house. It is not an exotic landscape but an area by the river in the centre of the town where he lives. He now films this landscape, adding the extra dimension of time to the structure of his work. Most of his films contain features of landscape in some way, whether it is the interaction of light with water, or the interplay of light and shadows projected by the exterior landscape into his home by sunlight. His work captures the effects of changes in the light and colour in these places over the passage of time, in order to reveal it to the viewer.

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  • Location: Bedford, East
 

Biography

Andrew Payne is an artist who has been fascinated by the natural world for most of his adult life. For many years he made colour photographs of aspects of the landscape within walking distance of his house. It is not an exotic landscape but an area by the river in the centre of the town where he lives. He now films this landscape, adding the extra dimension of time to the structure of his work. Most of his films contain features of landscape in some way, whether it is the interaction of light with water, or the interplay of light and shadows projected by the exterior landscape into his home by sunlight. His work captures the effects of changes in the light and colour in these places over the passage of time, in order to reveal it to the viewer.

An observation he feels relevant to his work was made by the British painter Paul Nash. In an article in Country Life magazine in 1938 Nash wrote about the ‘unseen landscapes’ of England. “The landscapes I have in mind are not part of the unseen world in the psychic sense, nor are they part of the Unconscious. They belong to the world that lies, visibly, about us. They are unseen merely because they are not perceived; only in that way can they be regarded as invisible.”

Andrew's films are non-narrative in form, sometimes retaining the abstract qualities of his earlier photographic work. The camera is fixed on a tripod and its zoom lens is used to frame the shot. The camera and lens then remain motionless while the shot is recorded. The only movement that can occur is within the frame of the shot. The films can consist of single shots, sequences of images, or a combination of two moving images on a single screen.

In addition to being exhibited widely in the UK, his work has also been shown internationally - in Europe, South America, the USA and Korea.

CV & Education

Education:

1978-80 Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

1975-78 B.A. Fine Art, Regional College of Art, Hull

 

Website: http://andrewpayne.org.uk

 

Film screenings and projects:

2016 - HearteartH 2016, Medienwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin and Visual Container, Milan

2016 - 2 Minute Film Festival, Carnegie Museum of Art, Row House Cinema, Pittsburgh, USA

2016 - Unseen Zinema, Espacio B, Buenavista 39, Madrid, Spain

2016 - Concept: International Exhibition on Conceptual Art, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2016 - TimeFrame, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, Bath, UK

2015 - Were the Eye Not Sunlike, ACRE TV, Chicago, USA

2015 - Blu Pop Up Kino #4, Kleiner Salon, Berlin and Espacio Cultural Dinamo, Buenos Aires

2014 - Black Cube Collective Annual Show, Edinburgh, UK

2014 - Timeslip, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, Bath, UK

2013 - Nesta, London, UK

2013 - The Cutting Room, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, UK

2013 - Lumieré (touring), Sheffield, Manchester, London and Birmingham, UK

2013 - Equations Moving Image Festival, London, UK

2012 - One Minute Film and Video Festival, Aarau, Switzerland

2011 - Exploding Cinema, London, UK

2010 - Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland, UK

2010 - Cornwall Film Festival, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

2010 - Reggio Film Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2009 - 11th Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

2009 - Abstracta International Exhibition of Abstract Cinema, Rome, Italy

2008 - One Minute Film and Video Festival, Aarau, Switzerland

2007 - 100 Second Film Festival, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

2006 - Waiting Project, Arts for Health Cornwall, UK
 

Photographic exhibitions and projects:

2016 - Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, USA

2013 - Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, USA

2004 - Liquid Light, BCA Gallery, Bedford

2003 - Labyrinth of Light: Zone Zero, National Center of the Arts, Mexico City

2003 - islingtonpeople.com Digital Arts Exhibition, Islington Museum, London

2002 - Design & Artists Copyright Society Exhibition, CISAC Congress, London

2001 - Water, Land and Light - Bedfordshire County Council Exhibition programme

2002 - NYAD2000, dfn Gallery, New York

1999 - The Cusp Gallery, Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire

1998 - Water, Water Everywhere, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

1997 - Summer Exhibition, Will's Art Warehouse, London

1996 - Our Bedford, Bedford Museum, Bedford, UK

1995 - In the Water, Morley Gallery, London

1994 - Travelling Light - Norwich Arts Centre Touring Exhibition Scheme

1994 - Clearly Reflective, Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston, Lincolnshire

1993 - Out of the Ordinary, Picture House, Leicester

1992 - International Salon of Creative Photography (various British exhibition venues)

1991 - Bromham Mill Gallery, Bedford

1986 - Bromham Mill Gallery, Bedford

1984 - Portfolio Gallery, London

 

Published work:

2003 - Bedford Today (book published by Bedford Creative Arts)

1994 - Inscape (photography magazine essay)

1994 - Words and Pictures - Issue 1 (boxed edition of 100 - multiples by 35 artists)

Examples of his photographic work are held in public and private collections in the UK.