Viv Owen

Joined Artfinder: Feb. 2016

Artworks for sale: 83

(5)

United Kingdom

Updates from Viv Owen's studio

  • FLUX 2019

    FLUX 2019

    Part of the group exhibition FLUX again, this time at the National Army Museum, Chelsea, London

    27 September 2019

    Recent solo exhibition: Pause/Play at Westgate Studios

    Recent solo exhibition: Pause/Play at Westgate Studios

    Pause / Play - recent solo exhibition at Westgate Studios, part of Index Festival Open Studios Vivid freehand oil paintings convey the twitching dazzle of expressive faces captured from paused TV screens. In the Project Space, viewers encounter a grid of paintings in which their eyes can wander at leisure and play with fresh narratives: conflicts, romances and relationships hinted at in the arrangement of images. This was an epic seven years in the making, utilizing paintings from several different image cycles. I took the rare opportunity to display paintings as intended: a wall reminiscent of a cinema screen or video wall, keeping the rest of the gallery space bare to focus the viewers attention in the same way that cinema does. The grid has no centre painting, due to the even number displayed, so that the eye cannot settle, but instead follows the rivers of colour and dark that are created by the abrupt joins where one painting butts directly against another. In this way I made them jostle for our attention in the familiar pattern of a busy social media feed or ubiquitous billboard advertisements.

    27 September 2019

    Work in progress

    Work in progress

    Latest from the studio

    14 December 2018

    FLUX exhibition at Chelsea College of Art, London, April 2018

    FLUX exhibition at Chelsea College of Art, London, April 2018

    So happy to be part of this wonderful show! Enjoying the preview evening.

    23 May 2018

    Viv Owen

    Viv Owen

    16 September 2017

    Painting progress

    Painting progress

    Latest work on the painting: it's coming together.

    28 August 2017

    Work in progress

    Work in progress

    Latest painting underway from the studio: second layer, started today.

    13 August 2017

    FLUX exhibition at Chelsea College of Art

    FLUX exhibition at Chelsea College of Art

    Fabulous FLUX returns! This time at Chelsea College of Art, London (next to Tate Britain). The best event yet.

    14 July 2017

    Loop

    Loop - a film created from paintings created from computer prints created from photos created from film Inspired by the book 'I am a Strange Loop' by Douglas Hoffstader "Patterns can be copied from one medium to another, even between radically different media... Some of the people ... are fictional, while others hover between the fictional and the real... What we are actually seeing is a myriad of pixels... dynamically shifting patterns of colour splotches that once were scattered off some animate objects... We are watching a million or so dots that 'code' for these peoples emotions"

    22 June 2017

    Timeline solo exhibition

    Timeline solo exhibition

    Solo exhibition for Artwalk Wakefield in March. View by appointment.

    15 April 2017

    Light View

    Light View

    Solo show at Unit 9 gallery, South Square. Paintings available on Artfinder.

    14 March 2017

    Selfie in the studio

    Selfie in the studio

    Wall of paintings - December 2016

    19 February 2017

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