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Alluvial Romanticism

By adding and removing liquid paint, I find aerial views and elevations appearing, often within counter flowing picture planes.  The alluvial movement of pigment and medium across the painting behaves like the geological effect of water on real landscapes.

Systematized chance creates a textural and pictorial convergence that tends towards a formal and emotional integrity - a process of opportunist romanticism.

A fleeting glimpse is extremely alluring, abstraction highly contextual. Whether working with paint or visual mixing, I aim to create a perceptual suspension, parallel to that of experiencing beauty. The paintings are more abstract than the time based media, as there’s more time to look into them.

My music and electronic works are currently published and distributed under the name Overlap.  MD

Representation: Jessica Carlisle Gallery, Cadogan Contemporary, Belgravia Gallery, House of the Nobleman


Select Exhibitions/ Audiovisual Performances/ Recordings/ Screenings/ Releases

2017: Trees & Keys, Installation - Balance Unbalance/ A Sense of Place, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University. August 21 to 23 , Produced by i-DAT in collaboration with the Sustainable Earth Institute, the North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Beaford Arts, the Eden Project and Fulldome UK.

2017: Aquatint / Different Fields, AV Set - Panorama (in association with Splice Festival) 7pm. 23rd May, Genesis Cinema, London,E14

2017: Aquatint, AV Set, 8pm, 22th March + Trees & Keys, Installation 17 - 25th March. B-Seite Festival, Mannheim, Germany

2017: Aquatint, AV Set, 10.00pm,18th March - Screening, 2.00pm,16th March , Videoformes, Clermont - Ferrand, France.

2017: Trees & Keys - Mix 1.4, Transitional Painting, limited edition 56 USB keys and Prints, Jessica Carlisle Gallery, Stand G3, London Art Fair, 18-22 January..

2016: Trees & Keys, Installation, Project 78 Gallery, 78 Normans Rd, St Leonards, UK, September 24th- October 15th . Trees & Keys electrifies visions and arrangements of the tree. Edition of 28 individually numbered USB keys containing an 11 min 30 second H264 MPeg4 HD audiovisual mix. Also available is a collection of limited edition "stills" at either 42cm x 42 cm or 42cm x 64cm (including 7cm borders), printed on 350 gsm 100 % cotton Hahnemuhle Museum etching paper, signed by the artists, in editions of 28.

2016: Summer Show - Paintings, Belgravia Gallery, 21 Maddox St, London W1. 5th July - 31st August.

2016: Deepening Scenery Lecture. The relationship of painting to the moving image.: Hampstead School of Art. 6th June.

2016: Aquatint, screening Riders on the Mall / ROM, MÜSZI, Budapest. May 27-29.

2016: Aquatint 5 screen installation, ISEA2016HK Juried Exhibition, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong. 16th - 23rd May.

2016: Aquatint installation, Digital Graffiti. Alys Beach, Florida, USA -" finalists for the 2016 festival. 20 artists from 10 countries across the world will gather at Alys Beach to showcase their digital artwork". May 13-15th.

2016: 20 Small Paintngs, Exhibiton. The Kula, 52 High St, Old Town,Hastings, E.Sussex, April 1st - May 31

2016: Different Fields, Transitional and updated video painting projections curated by House of the Nobleman, 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London, March 24th - ongoing

2016: Aquatint AV Set and paintings, Jessica Carlisle curation at The House of St Barnabas, London, January

2016: Deepening Scenery Lecture. The relationship of painting to the moving image: Part time teaching Sussex Coast College, Fine Art BA, January - ongoing

2016: Single screen video and paintings, Jessica Carlisle, 27th London Art Fair, 21st-25th January

2015: Alluvium Selected for screening, Espacio Enter 7th Edition, TEA Tenerife. 3rd-10th December

2015: Selected for ISEA2015: International Symposium on Electronic Art. Deepening Scenery audiovisual performance: Vancouver, August 14-18th

2015: Aquatint audiovisual performance premiered in the Artworks exhibition/performance section of Glasgow's Creativity & Cognition conference June 22nd  

2015: New Paintings and single screen video pieces, solo show, Jessica Carlisle. June18th-31st

2015: Forest Tree selected for the STRP Biennale 2015 by director Angelique Spaninks as part of the Sedition programme. SCREEN ON | NO SCREEN exhibition at Strijp S in Einhoven, Netherlands 20-29 March 2015

2014: Jessica Carlisle At Home group painting exhibition 6th - 21 December, London

2014:Cloud Edged, Limited editiod single screen video Light Fantastic exhibition, House of the Nobleman, Frieze, 12 Hay Hill London W1, October.

2014:Traction Magazine interview with Michael Denton September

2013: Limited edition electronic artworks launched on the s[edition]website

2013: Returning single screen video awarded special mention, Avanca Film Festival, Portugal

2013: Switch single screen video selected for the 26th European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck

2012: Visual Serialism lecture, The Fridge Dubai. Seminar and workshop

2012: Abu Dhabi Contemporary Art Fair closing party visuals and AV set, November ( Noise of Art )

2012: Sandsplash: The Printworks, America Ground, Hastings. Paintings exhibition - 8 new works

2012: Live AV performance, UK Now Festival launch party, Ambassador Residence, Beijing, with Noise of Art

2011: Anna May Wong: Stilled in Film screening, National Maritime Museum London, “Traders Unpacked”

2010: Anna May Wong: Stilled in Film National Portrait Gallery, London. Transported from her starring role in EA Dupont’s 1928 classic, "Piccadilly", into a landscape of gradually changing backgrounds - a slowly moving portrait in a gallery of stills.  Premiere

2010, 2011: Belgravia Gallery, Mayfair, London - summer shows – new paintings

2009: Belgravia Gallery Mayfair, London. Abstraction group exhibition - new paintings

2009: Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust award received for painting acheivment

2008: Piccadilly Nites British Film Institute, London.  Audiovisual performance using footage from EA Dupont’s silent 1929 classic “Piccadilly”

2008: Victoria & Albert Museum, London: "French Connection Friday Late: Cold War Modern”

2008: Parallel Place, Todds Gallery, Hastings old town. audiovisual installation, oils on canvas

2007: AAF New York, group show oil on aluminiums

2006: Audio - Visual Art and VJ Culture, published 11/06. Overlap featured in "an in-depth look at the artists at the forefront of this amazing audio-visual experience".

2005: Discovery Dock West foyer, 6’6” squ corporate painting commission, luxury Docklands development Canary Wharf, London

2004: AAF New York, Landscapes, paintings on canvas

2004: Discovery Dock East foyer, 6’ 6” squ corporate painting commission, luxury Docklands development Canary Wharf, London

2003:  Upstream single screen video. Screenings: Hamburg International Short Film Festival / ICA VJ Shorts Festival

2003: 48 Small Paintings exhibition 291 Gallery, LondonA series of 11” square oil on boards

2000: Overlap 10 single screen video plastic portrait of LA, Britart Gallery Tomorrow Gate exhibition

1999: Overlap formed with Anna McCrickard as a platform for music, electronic art and music industry/festival activities including single screen videos,VJing, audiovisual screenings and installations bio here

1999: Deep Space Angel single screen video installation, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

1997: Corporate commissions for Lexington Post, London W1 and The Mill, London W1

1997: Strange Cartoons painting exhibition, BBC TV Centre foyer, London

1996: Domino Series painting exhibition, 142 Farringdon Rd, London

1995: Open (Music Picture Disc Re12 VHS 26mins) screened at London’s ICA and the Big Chill Festival

1994: Submarine Forest single screen video screening, Melbourne Moving Image Festival

1994: Open (Music Picture Disc Re12 VHS 26mins) single screen video screening, Video Plastique Festival, France

1990-1997: ongoing painting installs, central London TV and Film Post Production houses Glassworks, Rainbow, The Mill, Framestore, Moving Picture Company

1992: Sprinkler Topiary (Music Picture Disc Re10 VHS 42mins) single screen video premiered at the Video Plastique Festival in France and the October Gallery, London. Distributed by Virgin and HMV

1990: Submarine Forest (Music Picture Disc Re4 VHS) single screen video. Premiere screening, Pompidou Centre Paris - part of the LUX touring exhibition

1990: Slow Garden (Music Picture Disc Re3 audio cassette 50mins) single screen video released on Rough Trade Records

1989: Places That Dance (Music Picture Disc Re2 VHS 30mins) premiered at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, distributed by the LUX Centre, Virgin and HMV . Artist “Film Makers on Tour” awards

1987: Art in Your Own Time (Music Picture Disc Re1 VHS) single screen video premiered at London’s ICA. South West Arts Award for 16mm landscape study received. Arts Council Award for 16mm Shakespeare Cliff study received.  16mm & video titles held in permanent collection by UK Arts Council funded LUX organization: Arrival, Middle Middle Beginning, Motor Cycle/Pylon, Plane Wave, Submarine Forest, Vacuum, Watertight

1983/4: Parker, Press Conference, Crosschair, Drill Piece, Simulator, Michael: single screen videos exhibited as Subvert Videos /Young Contemporaries at the ICA (under alias Elizabeth Bond)


Born 1959 Dorset, UK


1983: BA Honours Degree, Time Based Media Fine Art, Maidstone College of Art

1985:  MA Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art, London


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