About Arthur Buxton
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Arthur uses the digital tools and analogue techniques he has developed to create playful limited edition prints. By treating colour as a form of data, his work traverses the boundary between artwork and data visualisation. His work has been exhibited, published, and collected internationally.
"I am particularly interested in the way in which colours tell a story. A good example of this can be found in the work of the Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin. Gauguin started his career painting in his native France, he then spent several years painting in Tahiti and finally moved home to France where he continued painting until his death in 1909. This journey can be seen in the palettes he used which change from greens, blues and browns of the French countryside to pinks, purples and oranges of the Tropics then back to a European palette. This is what led me to create my Impressionist pie chart series and subsequent projects relating to colour-as-data."
Arthur teaches Printmaking at The University of the West of England and Hamilton House, Bristol.
As the founder and creative director of Colourstory Ltd. Arthur opened up this methodology to the public by designing software which creates chronological graphic colour signatures from photo albums.