Lot 390 - John Heywood-Waddington - Ghosts
Watercolour and acrylic paint on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust.
Embracing the traditions and tropes of Western art history, my practice is influenced and informed by poetic and cinematic devices, references and sensibilities. My paintings are about movement, rhythm and intensity of feeling and, though there is a suggested narrative, the viewer is invited to draw their own conclusions. Figures look off into the distance or, with their backs turned, are depicted about to face the unknown future.
I prize the materiality and physicality of paint as much as the subject matter. In a sense, the paint becomes the subject. My work usually originates in representational imagery, derived from photo references, collages and drawings - among other source material. There’s always the impulse to disrupt and reimagine the familiar through the performative action of painting.
2021-2022 MA Fine Art, City and Guilds of London Art School
2016 - 2017 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Kensington and Chelsea College
2010 - 2011 MA Professional Writing, Falmouth University
1996 - 1999 BA (Hons) Media Arts, Royal Holloway College, London University
2019 Isla Ray Cafe, Deptford
2023 - Van Gogh Gallery, Madrid
2023 - Mayfair townhouse exhibition, London
2023 - A Generous Space 3, Artist Support Pledge, Huddersfield Art Gallery
2023 - The Other Art Fair, London(summer edition), King’s Cross
2023 - Art on a Postcard
2023 - The Other Art Fair, Saatchi Art, Truman Brewery, London
2022 - POLYGON, Holy Art Gallery, London
2022 - Koppel Project X, Piccadilly, London Paint Club, Popup Exhibition
2022 - Painting Open, noformat Gallery, Second Floor Studios and Arts, Deptford
2022 - MA Fine Art Degree Show, City and Guilds of London Art School
2022 - Members Online Summer Exhibition, Tendencies in Painting London Paint Club
2022 - Interim Show, City and Guilds of London School of Art
2021 - End of Year Show, Essential School of Painting, Mile End Art Pavilion
2020 - Pop-up Shop, Aldeburgh Gallery, Suffolk
2020 - “Alternative”, Artists’ Collective, Menier Gallery, London
2019 - End of Year Show, Essential School of Painting, Mile End Art Pavilion
2018 - Chelmsford Art Festival, Orange Tree Pub
2017 - BA Degree Show, The Worker's Paradise, Kensington & Chelsea College
2016 - Artist Collective, Videri Quam Esse, St Peter's Church, Kensington
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