about

 

Email: vivianfpaul@yahoo.co.uk

Phone: (+44) 7515519012

 

 

Paul Vivian is a UK based artist whose work explores the way in which one thing hosts  another in order to progress a new idea of itself. Objects are territorialised through an opposition of parts that aim to stall or arrest its natural momentum, to release the potential of objects and to partially or completely eliminate that hosts original meaning. 

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.    

 

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

       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