Contemporary Painter -Manchester, UK. @bytomburbidge
Formerly Living in Amsterdam. Born 1990 – Fine Art BA (Hons) 2011
Work previously acquired privatley by Premier League Football Players, Elite Business Owners and professionals across UK and Europe.
My paintings seek alignment with Contemporary space, Luxury Interior and Modern Design.
I work religiously for no other reason than a love and compulsion for Art, the anxiety relieving flow state and a greater understanding of my own self.
Influenced by all stimuli; Architecture, Landscape, Sound, Memory, Figure, Mood and Climate. I’m fascinated with painterly mark-making, layers, both organised and un-organised that create dynamic planes in my work, some of which remain and others are erased to add history or negative space as they are viewed. The ending/length of time to complete is never pre-determined but instinctively arrived at.
Painting is an exploration within me, instinctive and completely unknown all at once. I believe one would notion that my work tackles varied atmosphere, whilst challenging the balance and boundary of using prominent colour against more subdued marks. All elements are compounded to create a non-apologetic facade.
Historically a Portrait Artist, I believe representation can often pose as a vehicle to give the viewer an easily digestible skill indication in simpler language, however I still enjoy representation. In the re-creation of subject matter often comes a limit, a ‘ceiling’ if it were, the limitation of capturing a ‘likeness’ of a given form, figure, face or object can minimise the use of colour, texture and mind within a painting.
I work predominantly with Acrylic pigment on canvas, using additives to create texture, gloss and build. The aim is always to convey a feeling, a mood, as the painting ‘takes’ you somewhere, noticing all components of the visual without drawing the viewer to one singular area, more a discovery of each element as they are revealed in their intended sequence.
My work showcases mark making, often using several tools to compile and complete the composition; Rollers, sponges, foam/bristle brushes, fingers, pallet knives, tape, pastel, cardboard and anything that can make the desired mark. Such marks encapsulate an obsession with line, shape, structure, bold texture, balance and colour that work together and compliment one another to form a harmonious, seemingly accomplished aesthetic that I can deem ‘finished’.
1/2020 Interviewed with Coggles.com
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