Approved: 16.08.2006

Bonvin & Eden

Approved: 16.08.2006

In 2007 we made a decision to work collaboratively and to exhibit as a permanent joint identity. This followed independent careers as artists since the mid 1970s. Our collaborative work is based on a combination of our separate skills and inspirations.
All our current work has been produced by casting epoxy resins. Colours are cast in sequence, and the final image is a reverse of the original application,

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  • Location: Peterborough , East Midlands
  • Artforms: Painting
 

Biography

In 2007 we made a decision to work collaboratively and to exhibit as a permanent joint identity. This followed independent careers as artists since the mid 1970s. Our collaborative work is based on a combination of our separate skills and inspirations. All our current work has been produced by casting epoxy resins. Colours are cast in sequence, and the final image is a reverse of the original application, in a similar way to a traditional block print. Some works are then partially painted in oil or acrylic, while others are exhibited as virgin casts. We enjoy the quality that the cast takes on as a result of the accumulation and overlaying of actions. This suits the collaborative process by allowing one 'statement' to be superimposed over another. The outcome is simultaneously controlled and unpredictable. In spring 2012 we visited Kyoto in Japan. The most recent series of paintings are taken from a view from a high-rise in the Northern suburbs, looking down through a window at a pocket park between streets and buildings. Portions of the trees are lit by streetlights; and, in some works, the overall image is divided by window bars, reminiscet of the panels of a Japanese screen.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2011 - Transfer, APT Gallery , Deptford London 2005 - Sine [SB], The Room, Four Walls and a Floor, London 2004 - New Paintings [SB], Galerie Boccon-Gibod , Rue Moliere Brussels 2004 - A45 10 miles [AE], New Gallery and Tango Art, Northampton and London 2004 - New Work, Galerie Salle Allende [AE], Universite Libre de Bruxelles 2001 - Art for Circulation Spaces, The Building Centre, London WC1 1998 - New Work, Hugon Gallery, Chelsea School of Art, London 1995 - Malerei und Objekte [AE], Streitenfeld Gallery, Frankfurt 1993 - New Work, Tower Bridge Piazza Gallery, London 1991 - New Work, Tower Bridge Piazza Gallery, London 1989 - Colour in Context [SB], Serpentine Gallery [West Gallery], London 1986 - New Work [AE], City Artists Gallery, London Group exhibitions 2011 - 'Abstraction', The Room, Four Walls and a Floor, London 2010 - 'Figuration' , The Room, Four Walls and a Floor, London 2009 - Double Signature [Bonvin & Eden, Boyd & Evans, Bryan and Laura Davies, HeHe], Fermynwoods Contemporary Art , Northants 2008 - Kettles Yard Open, Kettles Yard , Cambridge 2002 - John Moores 22, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 1984 - Midland View Two, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 1979 - Artists Books, Gardner Centre, Brighton 1979 - On Site, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol 1975 - Summer Pieces, Islington Streets (open air), London 1968 - Young Contemporaries, Picadilly Galleries, London Curated projects 2009 - Double Signature [Bonvin & Eden, Boyd & Evans, Bryan and Laura Davies, HeHe], Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northants 2001 - Art for Circulation Spaces, The Building Centre, London WC1 Artist talks 1998 - Colour in Context , Serpentine Gallery [West Gallery], London Public commissions 2001 - Year of The Artist, Stairwell Mural in Relief, Pen Green Centre, Corby Other 2004 - Driving at Home [video projection], Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham