Ashley Spindler Born Colchester Essex. 1967 Studied Fine Art at Coventry University 2001/2004 BA Hons First Class. Has exhibited internationally.
Spindler is the inventor of Existential Glam, his work is constantly in flux, be it painting, installation, music, performance - the notion of parameters is ignored.
Starting points usually come from mass media based images, for instance, a picture from a tabloid news paper will then be put through a series of transformational experiments ending with a piece of work that still holds some representation of the source, but is no longer restricted by its original meaning. The Art of Display is also key to Spindler's work which is not confined to just gallery spaces. Spindler has manipulate public spaces, Bars, Cafes, even PublicToliets to display his work, to see if Art really is for all and to see if art really exists out side of elitist ideologies.
Spindler also composes and performs music under the name Prole Position and for the last few years has been acting and writing for the stage.
CV & Education
Ashley Spindler (Ba Hons) CV. Review Highlights
Coventry Open, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
Rugby Open, Rugby Art Gallery, Rugby
Coventry University Drawing prize, Classroom Gallery, Coventry
Coventry University art auction, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
Thank you for your Service, The Meter Rooms, Coventry
The Anarchist Network Meeting, Drapers, Coventry
First Thursday, Classroom Gallery, Coventry
Coventry University Drawing Prize, CET Building, Coventry
Pride Art Show, CET Building, Coventry
Coventry Drawing Prize. The Lewis Gallery, Rugby School, Rugby
Elbhangfest, Pillnitz Castle, Dresden Germany
Coventry University Drawing prize,The Lewis Gallery,Rugby School, Rugby
On Paper, Galeria 2 Stock, Rathaus, Dresden
Unfinished Business, Meter Rooms, Coventry
Death to Consumerism parts 1 and 2, The Glass Cube Gallery, Coventry
The view from there on in, Lock Gallery, Coventry
The End of the world show, Tin Angel, Coventry
My First Taste of Everything the film, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
Licentious, The Custard Factory, Birmingham
Never Work, Glass Cube Gallery, Coventry
My First Taste of Everything part 2, City Gallery, Birmingham
Residue of Us,Tin Angel,Coventry
My First Taste of Everything part 1, The Graham Sutherland Building Coventry
The Educator, The Graham Sutherland Building, Coventry