Approved: 11.10.2007

Dermot Punnett

Artist

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Approved: 11.10.2007

My work oscillates between painting as image and painting as a material process. I'm concerned with the tension that exists between the illusion and the surface. Working from personal photography and found images, I utilise the effects of reproduction and pixilation on a painterly aesthetic.
I start by painting the image in a representational manner, then apply dragging techniques, pushing and

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  • Location: Wirksworth, East Midlands
  • Artforms: Painting
  • Tags: 2d, environmental, oil painting, abstract, geometry, landscape
 
 

Artist Statement

My work oscillates between painting as image and painting as a material process. I'm concerned with the tension that exists between the illusion and the surface. Working from personal photography and found images, I utilise the effects of reproduction and pixilation on a painterly aesthetic. I start by painting the image in a representational manner, then apply dragging techniques, pushing and pulling the paint and causing ruptures in the image. Within this I use geometrical abstractions, playing on a sense of entropy and order; the impermanence of form, but also the crystalline nature of its emergence. Through this process I try to understand and internalise perception and experience, whilst reflecting on a sense of modern day anxiety.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

2007 - MA Fine Art, Painting, Bath Spa University, Bath

2004 - BA Fine Art, Painting, Falmouth College of Arts, Falmouth, Cornwall

Solo exhibitions

2014 - Before The Past And Beyond The Future, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington

Group exhibitions

2013 - Alter//Shift//Control, Bermondsey Project, London

2013 - Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham

2012 - Diamond Armour, Article gallery, Birmingham

2012 - Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham

2012 - Odds Against Tomorrow, Exhibit A, Bearspace Gallery, London

2011 - Creekside Open 2011, APT Gallery, London

2011 - Surface Open, Surface Gallery, Nottingham

2010 - Crash Open , Charlie Dutton Gallery, London

2009 - Arctic Fox, Vulpes Vulpes, Clapton, London

2008 - Up & Coming, CUC Northwest, Liverpool

2008 - Use Your Peripheral Vision to Make A Decision, The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare 

Awards/ Residencies

2013 - Residency at The Vermont Studio Center, Fellowship Award July '13, Awarding Body: The Reed Foundation

2013 - Recipient of Tarpey Gallery Solo show Award, Nottingham Castle Open

Text/ Publications

08th March 2014 - Exhibitions, Guide, The Guardian, By Robert Clarke, Page 37

May 2013 - Issue no.7, ARC Magazine, Contemporary Visual Arts And Culture. Feature: 'A Patterned Language' 

By Melanie Archer, Pages 8-15
Sept 2013 - www.arcthemagazine.com. Online Feature: 'Dermot Punnett : The Distance Between' By Blake Daniels