Residency: Project Based

Piers Secunda

5 – 15 December 2016

The Residency:

Project Based Residencies at Griffin Gallery are shorter residencies offering artists studio space, materials and specialised knowledge.  Artists are encouraged to develop innovative projects focussed on the interaction, composition or application of Fine Art materials.  

Collaborating closely with the Innovation & Development laboratory, Piers aims to develop a technique for reinforcing the strength of industrial floor paint. If this can be achieved it will allow him to begin work on a functional paint bridge sculpture, which has been Piers’ aim for many years.

Piers Secunda:

'My studio practice has grown for close to twenty years out of a desire to make paintings without being restrained by the flat surface, to which paint is traditionally applied. That flat surface, for me, limits too much what a painting can be. So I have found another way. By working the paint by sculptural techniques I have developed my own organically extendable painting practice. No limits and no edge of the picture plane to bring the work to a stop.'

Exhibited at Griffin Gallery in Perfectionism (Part III.): The Alchemy of Making in October-November 2016.

 

BORN

1976, UK

EDUCATION

BA Painting - Chelsea College Of Arts, London, 1995-1998

Foundation - Surrey Institute Of Art, Farnham, 1994-1995

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