Bryan Lavelle

Bryan Lavelle

Winchester School of Art (MA Fine Art - Painting, 2007)

My work is an investigation into the properties of my chosen materials and the process of painting.

Artists who influence and inform my practice include; Ian Davenport, Jason Martin, Liam Gillick, Dan Flavin, Richard Wilson, Alexis Harding, Anish Kapoor and Robert Ryman.

Some of the processes used within my work are -

Use of poly-chromatic colour

Repetition of form

Harnessing of uncontrollable factors such as gravity

Harnessing of unpredictable characteristics of paint

Use of post-modern materials

Through my choice of materials and the use of gravity to ultimately make the mark, I am able to make abstract paintings that become self referential, questioning only themselves as artworks. Through subverting the viewer’s attention in this way, from seeking narrative that may not necessarily be there; the only conceivable narrative within my work becomes the materials and the process itself.

76 × 76 × 2 cm
  • £900.00
61 × 61 × 2 cm
  • £800.00

Exhibitions

2014 - Contemporary British Painting, The Crypt, St Marylebone, London 2014 - Black Swan Arts Open, Frome 2014 - Bryant & Keeling Prize - Paint Now, One Church Street Gallery, Bucks 2014 - Wells Art Contemporary, Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells 2014 - Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street (Prize winner) 2014 - 21st Century Collection of British Painting, Huddersfield Art Gallery 2014 - @PaintBritain, Ipswich Museums 2013 - WW Solo Award, WW Contemporary Art, London 2012 - Pop up Dorset, St Georges Church, Portland 2012 - Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street 2012 - ArtHAUS, DegreeArt.com, London 2011 - re:space, The Link Gallery, Winchester 2010 - Small Pleasures, DegreeArt.Com, London 2010 - Affordable Art Fair, London 2010 - Affordable Art Fair, New York 2010 - re:space, New Greenham Arts, Newbury 2009 - Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2009 - Cut to The Chase, Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton 2009 - Group Show, Dalston Square, London 2008 - Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London 2008 - Group Show, IBM, Hursley House, Winchester 2007 - Celeste Art Prize, Old Truman Brewery, London, touring to Lyons and Turnbull, Edinburgh 2007 - MA Degree Show, Winchester School of Art 2006 - MA & Other Postgraduates, Atkinson Gallery, Street                    2006 - Full Spectrum, Sherborne House, Sherborne 2005 - BA Degree Show, Winchester School of Art

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