With its roots in the visionary nature responses of Turner, Blake and Palmer, and a musical mirrored ballerina box kept since childhood, my work explores a sense of melancholy within the ephemeral nature of light and movement, and has an on-going concern with the relationship between matter and light.
Hovering between reality and unreality, my images reveal a discourse of endlessness which simultaneously longs for the mythical place of memory. The narrative explores the notion of a transient self which articulates time present and time past and attempts to evoke a perception which hangs between the seen and unseen.
Striving for a sense of something tangible within the intangible, I invite the viewer to find a still centre and quiet psychological territory which borders the threshold between nostalgic association and something unknown.
My work then, attempts to give visual form to a liminal state of being, while suggesting a corresponding quest for a primal sense of home.
CV & Education
National Open Art Competition London November 2017
Open Art Exhibtion Grosvenor Museum Chester: 9th March-21st June 2017
The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017 Mall galleries, London. 21st February 2017
Liverpool Open at Editions Gallery May 12th-June 18th 2016
'Breath of Nature': Anniversary exhibition of Boundary Art, Cardiff. 27th March 2016- 1st May 2016
'Identity' Art with a Heart Altringham ( Jan 2016)
PARTIA: Winter 2015 solo exhibition,Aintree university hospital
Matter, Place, Other: Gallery202.
Staacks Wirral July 2015
Waterside 1-0 solo micro-commission Manchester March 2015 ( Solo exhibition)
Fotospace open submission 3, (finalist) Fife January 2015
Seeing Beckett' Contemporary art space, Chester ( alongside 'Staging Beckett at the Margins' conference Sept 12th) and then Liverpool John Moores University as part of the Liverpool Irish festival 23rd October- 3rd November 2014
Searching: Unexpected Treasures Bridewell studios and gallery Liverpool 12-21 September 2014
September 8th. 2014 Heswall open festival
Open studios tour. June 2014
Liverpool Open at Editions Gallery May 23rd 2014 - June 21st 2014
Solo Exhibition: February 2014 -May 31st 2014 'U hang exhibition,' ArtGene', Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
Exhibitions 2013 - 2009
Monochramatic exhibition in verge, Glasgow artists studios, Glasgow -
Open Studios, Wirral, Wirral
A Postcard to Emily touring exhibition on the theme'Wuthering Heights'. Dept. regeneration and culture, Bradford libraries, Keighly
'Herstory' , The Link Gallery, Winchester -
'Archive 'Group, Theater Clywdd,
- Recollection, Chapel gallery, St. Helens Road, Ormskirk, Liverpool
- Lancashire Open exhibition Chapel gallery
- MA Graduate show, Kingsway, University of Chester, Chester 2009
November 2015 'Five to watch' Landscape Axisweb
Mark Devereux Roberts projects