about

 

Email: vivianfpaul@yahoo.co.uk

Phone: (+44) 7515519012

 

 

Paul Vivian is a UK based artist whose work explores the transformational posibilities of objects and images, specifically through simple or immediate gestures. The work examines the ways in which one 'thing' may host another in order to progress a new idea of itself. Objects or images are territorialised through a process of opposition that aims to stall or arrest the host's natural momentum/function, to release potential and to partially or completely eliminate a hosts original meaning. 

Vivian's research encompasses ideas surrounding the concept of negation,  the occult and the notion of the cursed object. He is also concerned with the ontology of objects and images, territorialisation and the formal role of 'intimate scale' and the haptic.  

He studied MA Fine Art at Norwich School of Art and Design and BA Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Art and Design. His work has been presented in UK and at international solo and group exhibitions/projects. He currently lives and works in Hampshire, London and Surrey.    

Paul Vivian is also Director of Black Box Project Space UCA Farnham

 

Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2016

K6 Gallery, Southampton
The Tardi(nes)s

45 Park Lane, Mayfair London
Power Down      

 2015

ARTGENE, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
Solo Exhibition: Sartorious Islands

 2014

Phoenix Arts Centre, Gallery 333, Exeter
The Grave, The City, The Wilderness

2011

A Space Gallery, Southampton
Sup-er-nat-u-ral

 2007

Town Hall Arts Centre, Charlestown, County Mayo Ireland
Matchstick Prop

 2003

 Brixton Gallery, London
 
Everyday Obsessions

 

Current and Recent group Exhibitions/Projects

2018

Stretched Group Painting Show and Auction
UCA Farnham, Surrey

Open Call 3
Subsidiary Projects, London       

Malevolent Eldritch Shrieks
Attercliffe (tm), Sheffield

When our lips Speak together
James Hockey Gallery, Surrey

Housework/Artwork 
Number 13, London         

2016

BYOB British Art Show 8 Fringe 2016
Planet Sounds, Southampton   

2015

Wells Art Contemporary International Art Show 2015,`
Wells, Somerset (Winner) 
Selected by Richard Wentworth,
Mariele Neudecker 
Wells Museum, Somerset  

Platform Open 2015 Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Morphets, Harrogate

Plymouth Contemporary Open 2015
Penisula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University, Devon

2014

Tomorrow People
Elevator Gallery, Hackney London     

Dead Famous
HA HA Gallery, Southampton  

Doors in the Wall
Bearspace, Deptford London

Group Show
Gallery 3, Creekside London

Liminal
Lutz Project Space, Berlin

2013

 Little and Often
 
242 Gallery, London

 2012

 Show 3
 
Paper Gallery, Manchester

Ground Control
Elements Art Space, Bath

 The Metaflux Platform  
 Royal College of Art, London

 2011

 Wirksworth Festival 2011
 
Wirksworth, Derbyshire
              
 Exeter Contemporary Open 2011
 Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter

2010

 Double Trouble
 Blyth Gallery Imperial College London
     
 Space Cadets  
   
Blyth Gallery Imperial College London
      
 The End for Eternity
K Project Space, Berlin
       

2009

Workshop of Hereafter - diagrams, models and prototypes

Blyth Gallery Imperial College London 

Streetlight 09 Across the Street / Around the World festival
Portobello road, London

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009
Jerwood Space, London

Text Driven
Stroud House Gallery, Stroud

2008

Secrets
The Foundry Gallery, London       

Kunstwerk Bazaar

Outpost Gallery, Norwich
 

Light Trail Enlightenment 08 Festival
Across County Durham, UK

Collectible 
A Space Gallery, Southampton

Conjunction 08 Fantastic, Found and Fake
Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent 

Lost and Found
Gallery, PCAD Plymouth

Room
Kalos Project Space, Sweden

 

2006

Playing for time  
Hot Gallery, Bath

 The Gift 
 Museum Man, Liverpool
 
Within and Without
Tulca Visual Arts Festival 2006  Galway Arts Centre, Galway Ireland

Objects in Waiting
End Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield 

Now and Neverland
Residence Gallery, London

Off. 
Outpost Gallery, Norwich
 

Conferences

2014

Trauma Conference
Interdisciplinary.net, Prague

Fifth Conference of the Image
The Image Research Group, Free University Berlin

2013

Space and Place Conference
Interdisciplinary.net, Oxford University