Lot - 6 -  Mitch Vowles - An Ode To the Estuary I
Lot - 6 -  Mitch Vowles - An Ode To the Estuary I
Lot - 6 -  Mitch Vowles - An Ode To the Estuary I
Lot - 6 -  Mitch Vowles - An Ode To the Estuary I
Lot - 6 -  Mitch Vowles - An Ode To the Estuary I

Lot - 6 - Mitch Vowles - An Ode To the Estuary I

Door, keys, key rings

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Hector Campbell 

ARTIST INFO

About 

Mitch Vowles’ (b.1994) practice primarily concerns the process of mobilisation. By elevating the often mundane nature of social and economic struggle his work is able to represent those affected both within and outside of the context of art, aiming to challenge boundaries and bring the colloquial spaces and class symbolism to the attention of institutions that govern artistic importance. 

Vowles’ artworks centre around the cultural context of certain objects. By questioning the status of these objects and exploring their implied associations and settings, a dialogue can develop within the objects that reflects upon his own upbringing, memories and social status. Through the use of objects, Vowles’ is not only able to discuss personal anecdotes but also promote discussion around the broader topics of British identity, subcultures and class. The work seeks to enable this dialogue to unfold, to bring about a deeper understanding of ourselves and others, whilst challenging conventional artistic forms and functions, as well as denying the commercial context of art. 

 

Education 

2015-2018 

BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UK 

2016-2017  

Freie Kunst: Hochschule Für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, DE 

2014-2015  

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, West Suffolk College UK 

 

Group Shows 

2023 

This Is Your Life, Collective Ending Deptford London UK 

2022 

Systems We Have, New Art Projects Hackney London UK 

2021 

Wishbone, Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Aldgate London UK 

Sports Casual, Palfrey Kennington London UK 

History's Shadow Marks The Beginning, Grove Collection Battersea London UK 

Gilbert Bayes Award, Royal Society of Sculptors Kensington London UK 

Old Friends, New Friends, Collective Ending, Deptford London UK 

 

Awards 

2021  

DYCP Arts Council Grant  

Space Artist Awards 

2020  

Gilbert Bayes Award, Royal Society of Sculptors  

2019  

Kahoon Projects, Set Studios 

Absinthe Minded Residency, Gaillac, FR 

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