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    Gareth Brighton

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    Gareth Brighton

    GB Telescopic

Artist Biography






11-gareth-brighton-so-damn     35. Gareth Brighton, Piston #6

My work is based around implied narrative, aiming to engage viewers as the author of their own narrative sparked by the scenes I have produced. My subject matter concerns perceivable middle points such as a door way or a car.

My works are depicted on to salvaged plywood and textiles. It is the gesture of equally appropriating from both our image and material reality that grounds my work and makes for a more reconciled image object. Depicting an image on to an obviously solid material has the effect of subverting the illusion of space which is implied within my images construction. This allows the image to be assessed in terms of narrative as well as formal pictorial language.

Though my primary concern is figuration I maintain an abstract practice using the same means and materials as my figurative production recycles them free of pictorial narrative in to biomorphic, glyph like forms.

In 2012 I left Canterbury University after a degree in Fine Arts from the printmaking department and returned to study half a year of art history in 2013. In 2014 I completed my honours degree with supervision in both printmaking and painting. Starting in 2015 and graduating in 2016 I completed my master’s degree. The same year I published my artist book Temporal which was designed by Gemma Banks and included writing by Keir Leslie and Warren Feeney.

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