Approved: 16.08.2006

Lloyd Gill

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Lloyd Gill has found painting and drawing a massive release from the pressures of running a contemporary art gallery, which has sustained a cutting edge momentum. Lloyd is passionate about painting and devotes his evenings to listening to the radio and getting into the rhythm of expression through heavy brush strokes and allows for freedom of movement.
Lloyd is trying to depict the action sequence

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  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, South West
  • Artforms: Drawing, Painting
  • Tags: 2d, conceptual, expressionism, expressive, figurative, narrative, drawing, ink, expression, urban, painting
 

Artist Statement

Lloyd Gill has found painting and drawing a massive release from the pressures of running a contemporary art gallery, which has sustained a cutting edge momentum. Lloyd is passionate about painting and devotes his evenings to listening to the radio and getting into the rhythm of expression through heavy brush strokes and allows for freedom of movement. Lloyd is trying to depict the action sequence of many cinematic concepts of police car's chasing the rebel driving the car in front. Lloyd paints with free expression and dominates colour tones with an organic language. He tries to capture the essence of speed and adrenaline that the driver would be feeling. His work re-enacts the movement and confrontation of a car chase with the endurance of the driver through adrenalin pumping round the system. The use of colour has been contorted and ripples an essence of organic competence. Lloyd is passionate about drawing and is showing a small selection of oil pastels, which are worth viewing along side his dramatic cinematic renditions. Series: Way of the West 2010 Lloyd Gill examines the dialogue between characters in film. He finds characters in Westerns most absurd and likes to paint this notion of absurdity through depicting the very scenes they exist in and entering alternating text into his paintings. Lloyd has juxtaposed dialogue between difference Western films, like ‘A fistful of dollars’, directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood and ‘The outlaw’, directed by Josey Wales. His paintings are primarily figurative with gestural expression. “I like to feel the paint flow and allow for the paint to render its own body” Lloyd paints thickly and is influence by the German expressive painter Georg Baselitz, for his use of freedom with paint and fluidity. He wants the paintings to represent the films he watches, but to have there own identity through changing the original colours, to colours which are more spontaneous in their direction. Lloyd graduated with a BA in Fine Art at U.W.I.C in Cardiff and has shown his work in Bristol, Bath, Scarbourgh, Weston-Super-Mare, London, and Cardiff. He has won numerous Art prizes including the 'Harry Walker young artist award 2002 in the Victoria Gallery in Bath'. Lloyd won a publication in the magazine Funds Europe, which led to sales and more exhibitions. Lloyd continues to work relentlessly as an Artist, while working full time at the Gallery. He recently participated in The Big Ink, Charity Art Auction, Amersham Arms, New Cross, London 2009. Over two thousand pounds was raised at the auction for Cancer research. Lloyd has shown his work at his Gallery on numerous occasions. Most recently is the exhibition he curated titled 'A relentless march of energy: Expressionism' Oct /Nov, 2010 Influences: Peter Doig, Georg Baselitz, Frank Auerbach,

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2002 - Fine Art BA (hons) (2.1), University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Wales 1999 - BTEC Diploma Art Foundation Studies (distinction), in Art and Design , Hans Price Gallery Weston College, Somerset, Weston - Super - Mare 1998 - Art A' Level, Technology A' Level, Broadoak 6th Form Centre, Somerset, Weston - Super - Mare Solo exhibitions 2009 - From 'Multiverse' to 'life choices', Lloyd Gill Gallery, Somerset, Weston - Super - Mare Group exhibitions 2012 - Exposure: Lou Reade & Lloyd Gill, The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-super-Mare 2007 - Contemporary Art for Christmas, The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Lee House 13 Beaconsfield Road Weston - Super - Mare Somerset 2007 - Ewacc Group Exhibition, The Light Gallery, 5a Porchester Place London W2 2BS 2007 - 'THE FUTURE OF ART IN COMPARISON WITH MODERNITY', Lloyd Gill Gallery, Somerset, Weston - Super - Mare 2006 - Art in mind part four, The Brick Lane Gallery, 196 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA 2006 - The Altogether, Untitled Gallery @ the Throgmorton, 27a Throgmorton ST London EC2N 2AN 2005 - Challenge the nail 2005, Salon des arts, London Curated projects 2008 - ‘Long established mediums harmonize with new media’, Lloyd Gill Gallery, Somerset, Weston - Super - Mare 2008 - A dot becomes a line, a line becomes a square’, Lloyd Gill Gallery, Somerset, Weston - Super - Mare 2008 - Use your peripheral vision to make a decision, The Lloyd Gill Gallery , Lee House 13 Beaconsfield Road Weston - Super - Mare Somerset BS23 1YE Competitions, prizes and awards 2006 - Artist of the week led to publication in Funds Europe finance magazine, www.londonart.co.uk, Greater London 2002 - Harry Walker RWA Memorial Young Artist Prize 2002, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Somerset, Bath 1999 - Governor's prize Hans Price Gallery, Hans Price Gallery Weston College, Somerset, Weston - Super - Mare Other 2002 - Private collections, Sold from my studio and sent by courior, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, USA