Mark Chadwick

Joined Artfinder: Dec. 2014

Artworks for sale: 30

(4)

United Kingdom

About Mark Chadwick

 
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  • Biography
    My art practice is concerned by the introduction of chance into the creative act. With the actions of any machine the result of human intention, I use machines to allow chance to enter the creative process, exploring ideas surrounding authorship, consciousness and interaction. I use machines/technology to allow paintings to make themselves in order to further remove the hand of the artist. Once set in motion I often remove myself from the studio and painting process. In my current series of fluid paintings, the paint is manipulated in a number of different ways each driven by ideas surrounding process, materiality and chance encounters. The unique display of forms and colours are brought together by the artist's hand but manipulated though the use of machines or natures forces. Some paintings are spun or shaken while others rely upon reactions between materials or gravity to allow the painting to almost form itself. The paintings are built up of many layers of paint, each creating it's own flowing abstract surface left open to interpretation by the viewer.
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  • Education

    2007 - 2008

    University of Birmingham

    2004 - 2006

    University of Birmingham

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    Event: Exploring Fluidity: The Ebb and Flow of Control

    Dates: Jan. 24, 2011 - Feb. 18, 2011

    Venue: The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

    Exhibition in Weston-Super-Mare runs from 24th January till the 18th February 2011 featuring 5 of my paintings. The exhibition presents work by contemporary artists who adopt fluid processes to create purely abstract as well as semi-abstract art. Some of these artists engage in an exploration of aesthetics and process, others are more emotive and expressive. Curated by Rebecca Bellamy and other participating include Jack Beswick, Diana Burnell, Victoria Horkan, Tina Bishop, Beth Nicholas, Suz Hartman and Bill Millet.

    Event: Clutching At Straws

    Dates: Aug. 29, 2008 - Sept. 7, 2008

    Venue: University of Birmingham, Margaret Street, Birmingham

    The MA Fine Art show “Clutching At straws” took place between 29/8/08 until 7/9/08. In the show I displayed two projection pieces exploring ideas surrounding authorship, consciousness and interaction. The viewer could interupt both projections by steping on the canvas projected on the floor. The floor projection displayed the documentation of the event over the top of the marks made during the process. The video of the process was overlaid a number of times to blur the boundaries of what occured in the event and look at our trust in technology.

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Education

2007 - 2008

University of Birmingham

2004 - 2006

University of Birmingham


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Exploring Fluidity: The Ebb and Flow of Control

Dates: Jan. 24, 2011 - Feb. 18, 2011

Venue: The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

Exhibition in Weston-Super-Mare runs from 24th January till the 18th February 2011 featuring 5 of my paintings. The exhibition presents work by contemporary artists who adopt fluid processes to create purely abstract as well as semi-abstract art. Some of these artists engage in an exploration of aesthetics and process, others are more emotive and expressive. Curated by Rebecca Bellamy and other participating include Jack Beswick, Diana Burnell, Victoria Horkan, Tina Bishop, Beth Nicholas, Suz Hartman and Bill Millet.

Event: Clutching At Straws

Dates: Aug. 29, 2008 - Sept. 7, 2008

Venue: University of Birmingham, Margaret Street, Birmingham

The MA Fine Art show “Clutching At straws” took place between 29/8/08 until 7/9/08. In the show I displayed two projection pieces exploring ideas surrounding authorship, consciousness and interaction. The viewer could interupt both projections by steping on the canvas projected on the floor. The floor projection displayed the documentation of the event over the top of the marks made during the process. The video of the process was overlaid a number of times to blur the boundaries of what occured in the event and look at our trust in technology.


 

Biography

My art practice is concerned by the introduction of chance into the creative act. With the actions of any machine the result of human intention, I use machines to allow chance to enter the creative process, exploring ideas surrounding authorship, consciousness and interaction. I use machines/technology to allow paintings to make themselves in order to further remove the hand of the artist. Once set in motion I often remove myself from the studio and painting process. In my current series of fluid paintings, the paint is manipulated in a number of different ways each driven by ideas surrounding process, materiality and chance encounters. The unique display of forms and colours are brought together by the artist's hand but manipulated though the use of machines or natures forces. Some paintings are spun or shaken while others rely upon reactions between materials or gravity to allow the painting to almost form itself. The paintings are built up of many layers of paint, each creating it's own flowing abstract surface left open to interpretation by the viewer.
 
 
 
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