Approved: 16.08.2006

John Vincent

Artist, Film-maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

The subject matter of Vincent’s work is informed by notions of a contemporary suburban Gothic, a slow erosion of life that touches on science fiction and time travel that has a distinctly British feel. These ideas have led to the exploration and representation of eerie atmospheric interpretations of everyday life and subsequent transformations of the seemingly mundane.

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      Artist Statement

      The subject matter of Vincent’s work is informed by notions of a contemporary suburban Gothic, a slow erosion of life that touches on science fiction and time travel that has a distinctly British feel. These ideas have led to the exploration and representation of eerie atmospheric interpretations of everyday life and subsequent transformations of the seemingly mundane.

      Missing or hidden elements within the scenes often convey a sense of mystery by alluding to events that have already occurred (or are about to). This can involve the concealment of the identities of characters within the frame, by the interaction of characters with the inanimate objects that surround them or by the total absence of characters with only the objects or architecture that remain.

       

      CV & Education

      EDUCATION

      2002 - 2004 - MA Fine Art - University of East London
      1996 - 1999 - BA (hons) Fine Art - Middlesex University

      COMMISSIONS & RESIDENCIES

      2020  'Cloud 9' Residency: 'Barriers and Glimpses', Eastcheap Projects/Arts Council England, Letchworth Garden City
      2020  'Electric Medway', SparkedEcho, Chatham/Online, Medway, UK

      SOLO EXHIBITIONS

      2020  'A Garden Futuricity', Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City
      2015  'SPOOKY’, Digswell Arts, Fenners, Letchworth Garden City
      2013  ‘A No Place Vacation’, Westminster Reference Library, London
      2011  'Oblivion', Westminster Reference Library, London
      2009  'With No Hope Of Heaven', The Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor
      2007  'Cuts', Fondazione Patrizio Patelli, Locarno, Switzerland
      2006  'A Glass Darkening', (PHOTOGRAPHY), Phoenix Arts, Leicester City Gallery
      2006  'O Have You Seen The Devle', The Residence Gallery, London
      2005 'Swarm Presents.....', Publicis, Baker St, London
      1999 'Artificial Mars', Redgate Gallery, London

      AWARDS

      2012-16  Digswell Arts Fellowship, Letchworth Garden City
      2011  Creekside Open Prize Winner, APT Gallery, London
      2001 Apthorp Prize 2001 Award Winner, London

      GROUP EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

      2020  'Private View', Eastcheap Projects, Letchworth Garden City
      2019  'Garden Gasp!' - Art Licks Weekend 2019: 'Interdependence', ASC Gallery, London
      2019  Eastcheap Open Studios & Project Space Exhibition, Letchworth Garden City
      2019  Creekside Open 2019 (Selected by Sacha Craddock), APT Gallery, London
      2019  'Suffragette Stories: Yesterday and Tomorrow', The Cloisters, Letchworth Garden City
      2018  'Paper Cuts', Saatchi Gallery, London
      2018  'Video Art Film Club #3', Leyden Gallery, London
      2018  'Video Art Film Club #2', Leyden Gallery, London
      2018  'Unity Muse', Letchworth Community Museum
      2018  'Video Art Film Club #1', Leyden Gallery, London
      2018  'Pop Up Art Exhibition', The Cloisters, Letchworth Garden City
      2017  'The Garden City Postcard Project', Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City
      2017  'Alternative Letchworth POP UP Art Exhibition', The Cloisters, Letchworth Garden City
      2016  'Alternative Letchworth Past & Present', Broadway Gallery/Letchworth Garden City           Heritage Foundation
      2014  'Vision Of Utopia' Public Programme,'Letchworth: A Dystopian Vision', Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation/Digswell Arts Trust
      2014  'The Longest Day', Digswell Arts, Fenners Project Space, Letchworth Garden City
      2013  ‘sogno o son desto ?’, Casa Cavalier Pellanda, Biasca, Switzerland
      2013  'Timeline', Digswell Arts/Arts Council England, Fenners Project Space, Letchworth Garden City
      2012  Fenners Fellows Autumn Show & Open Studio, Letchworth Garden City
      2012  ‘Cambridge Artworks Open 2012’, Artspace, Cambridge
      2011  'settesale per setteartisti', Casa Cavalier Pellanda Biasca, Switzerland
      2011  Creekside Open 2011 (Selected by Dexter Dalwood), APT Gallery, London
      2011  Last Friday Shorts, Artist Talk with Q & A, TAP/Old Water Works, Southend
      2010  Last Friday Shorts, TAP/Old Water Works, Southend
      2009  'Gaze & Body' Screening, ROTORELIEFS, Vibe Bar, Brick Lane, London
      2009  PROJECTS Screening, Another Roadside Attraction, The Griffin, London
      2009  Shorts, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
      2008  '11 UNTITLED', Troubadour Art Gallery, London, UK
      2007  'La Collezione', Fondazione Patrizio Patelli, Locarno, Switzerland
      2006  'Future First History Last', The Residence Gallery, Hackney, London
      2005  'Painting Film: A Multimedia Group Show', Swarm at Lounge Gallery, London
      2005  'Dream Room Creation 05', Magdeburg, Germany
      2005  'The Housewarming', The Residence Gallery, Hackney, London
      2005  'City Intrigue', Signatures Gallery, Duke Street St James, London
      2004  MA Fine Art Degree Show, University of East London, Docklands, London
      2004  9th Penguin/DK Annual Art Exhibition, 80 Strand, London
      2003  '4x4', 291 Gallery, London
      2003  'Metrospective', Old Aldwych Tube Station, Strand, LondonK

      PRESS & ARTICLES

      2016  Deezeen, December 2016