Approved: 05.12.2012

Arron Kuiper

Artist

Approved: 05.12.2012

I am a Welsh artist based in North Wales and am pioneering a revolutionary new technique of three dimensional painting I call 'Gel'. Gel is a technique utilising the chemical properties of oil paint and hydrogel to produce a three-dimensional painting inside a transparent vessel. The paint is implanted into the gel and remains exactly where it is placed, as if one were able to create forms

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    Artist Statement

    I am a Welsh artist based in North Wales and am pioneering a revolutionary new technique of three dimensional painting I call 'Gel'. Gel is a technique utilising the chemical properties of oil paint and hydrogel to produce a three-dimensional painting inside a transparent vessel. The paint is implanted into the gel and remains exactly where it is placed, as if one were able to create forms from brushstrokes in mid-air. The emancipation of paint from surface is nothing new, but the seemingly unsupported existence of pigment in a purpose-built micro-climate gives it complete freedom from normal physical constraints; what I term 'a hyper-fun space'. Each 'brush' stroke has to be considered from every angle at once which makes representational 3d work difficult and rewarding for the artist, and generates instinctive reactions from the viewer as opposed to intellectual deconstruction or dismissal due to perceived impenetrability. The pieces are specific to a site that does not physically exist yet have the power to become particular to anyone. I am currently aiming to explore and demonstrate exactly what is possible with the medium and to make it as viable a technique as two dimensional painting in terms of representation and ease of execution. This combined with its sculptural, biologically organic and scientific aesthetics allows me to more richly explore and transcribe the themes of my practice.

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    Arron Kuiper, b.1984 Wrexham,                                                                               arronkuiper@gmail.com                                                                                                        07977075864

    Solo Exhibitions

    2014 Terra Infirma - Modern Alchemists Gallery, Cardiff

    Group Exhibitions

    2014 Undetermined Paths - Abacus, Cardiff

    2014 Summer Exhibition - M.A.D.E, Cardiff

    2014 Half Bound - Abacus, Cardiff

    2014 Trash - Rich Mix, London

    2014 Primavera - M.A.D.E, Cardiff

    2013 Hand of Roath - Modern Alchemists Gallery, Cardiff

    2013 Outside in: West - Museum of Somerset, Taunton

    2012 Outside in: National - Pallent House Gallery, Sussex

    2012 Cardiff Open - Project 10, Cardiff

    2012 Citizen III - Tactile Bosch, Cardiff

    2011 I.N.G. Discerning Eye - The Mall Galleries, London

    2011 Moist - Tactile Bosch, Cardiff

    2011 CSAD BA Fine Art Degree Show - Howard Gardens, Cardiff

    2010 Mapping Out - Death of a Discipline - Bay Art, Cardiff

    2007 Art Mart - St Martens Square, Leicester

    2006 New Trends in Painting Since 2000 - LCB Depot, Leicester

    2006 Secrets of Frog Island - Elvis’s Pad, Leicester

    2006 S(l)ideshow - LCB Depot, Leicester

    Publications

    2011 Cover Image and Artists Feature AN Magazine, September issue

    2011 AN Magazine, Online Interface BA Review

    2008 Gorge Magazine, Hierarchy in Art and Fashion

    2006 BBC Website, Secrets of Frog Island Review

    Prizes

    2011 Meynell Fenton Prize, Discerning Eye, London

    Education

    2011 Cardiff School of Art and Design BAHons Fine Art

    2006 Leicester De Montfort HND Fine Art