Steve Cunliffe

Email: stevepc@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01257 424804

Statement

Giles Deleuze wrote that to thnk is to create, to bring into being that which does not yet exist.(Difference and Repetition. 1968) Non-mimetic painting requires thinking about how to make an image which has no pre-existing model. This work presents the results of this process.

In perception, there is the construction of figure on a ground. In this work, no element is designed specifically as either object figure or ground. There are no fixed figure ground relationships any hierarchical organisation depends on the observations of the viewer.

The dense vivid colour creates an illusion of depth, interupted, detatched and sloced by apparantly chaotic lines and flows. Simplification allows these elements to be viewed as they are unrelated to any other reality othr than that of their own.

The impulse to indulge the self expressive spontaneous gesture is regulated by thhe orderly rendering of a predetermined intentional construction.

Group Exhibitions.

2011.

"Open".
Turnpike Gallery. Leigh, Lancs.
19th November 2011 - 5th January 2012.

"We Are Here".
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Greater Manchester.
19th Feb 2011 - 9th April 2011.

2010

"West Lancs Open".
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs.
31st July 2010 - 22nd September 2010.

"Wigan and Leigh Open".
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Greater Manchester.
13th March 2010 - 17th April 2010.

"Line and Form".
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs.
6th March 2010 - 17th April 2010.

2009

"West Lancs Open".
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs.
25th July 2009 - 9th September 2009.

"ten, OK Ten Years On".
Drumcroon Art Gallery, Wigan, Greater Manchester.
20th July 2009 - 14th August 2009.

"Wigan and Leigh Open".
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Greater Manchester.
1st March - 7th July 2009.

2008

"Sefton Open".
Atkinson Gallery, Southport, Merseyside.
20th September 2008 - 10th November 2008.

"Wigan and Leigh Open".
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Greater Manchester.
15th March 2008 - 26th April 2008.

2007

"Looking Sideways".
Drumcroon Art Gallery, Wigan, Greater Manchester.
27thJuly 2007 - 24th August 2007

"West Lancs Open".
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs.
14th July 2007 - 29th August 2007.

"Stairway Exhibition".
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancs.
6th March 2007 - 27th May 2007.


"Discourse in Colour".
The GuestHouse Gallery, Abraham Guest College, Wigan, Greater Manchester.
27th Jan 2007 - 30th April 2007.

2006

"Flower Power".
Mood Art Gallery, Newton Le Willows, Merseyside.
27th July 2006 - 27th August 2006.

"West Lancs Open".
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs.
14th July 2006 - 14th August 2006.

"Past, Present, Furure".
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Lancs.
8th April 2006 - 20th May 2006.

2005

"Wrexham Open".
Wrexham Art Gallery, Wrexham, North Wales.
11th December 2005 - 11th Jan 2006.

"Sefton Open".
Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Mersyside.
1st September 2005 - 1st October 2005.

"West Lancs Open".
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs.
26th July 2005 - 26th August 2005.

"Objects of Desire".
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Greater Manchester.
2nd April 2005 - 1st June 2005.

"Chester 6th Open Exhibition".
Grosvenor Museum, Chester, North Wales.
2nd April 20056 - 2nd June 2005.

2004

"Sefton Open".
Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Merseyside.
26th October 2004 - 26th November 2004.


"West Lancs Open".
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, lancs.
1st July 2004 - 1st August 2004.

2003

"West Lancs Open".
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, lancs.
26th June 2003 - 26th July 2003.

"Astley Open".
Astley Hall, Chorley, Lancs.
26th April 2003 - 26th May 2003.

2002

"Sefton Open".
Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Mersyside.
26th October 2002 - 26th November 2002.

"West Lancs Open".
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs.
26th August 2002 - 26th September 2002.

"Festival Exhibition".
Gold Gallery. Edinburgh, Scotland.
26th July 2002 - 26th September 2002.

"Astley Open".
Astley Hall. Chorley, Lancs.
26th March 2002 - 26th April 2002.

Solo Exhibitions

Comme Ca ArtMap Manchester 08
Starbucks, Oxford Rd, Manchester.
1st August 2008 - 7th July 2008.

Recent Work.
The Derby Confrence Centre, Derby.
8th Feb 2008 - 7th March 2008.

Recent Work.
Heathcoats, Machester.
26th June 2004 - 26th December 2004.

Recent Paintings.
Dukes 92,Manchester.
26th November 2003 - 26th March 2004.

Stairway Exhibition.
Stairs Gallery, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Lancs.
26th August 2003 - 26th September 2003.

Recent Paintings.
Knutsford Civic Centre, Knutsford, Chashire.
26th October 2002 - 26th November 2002.

Artist Showcase.
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs.
14th September 2002 - 9th November 2002.

Commissions

Theatre Wall Art Project.
Hindley High School, Wigan, Greater Manchester.
10th March 2010 - 7th July 2011.

Other

Artist in Residence.
Arley Hall, Cheshire.
26th March 2002 - 26th September 2002.

Front Cover "The Artist" Magazine, Vol 105 No 7 Issue 714.
2nd July 1990.

Finalist.
BBC TV Art 90 Competition.
26th June 1990.

Painting featured in "The Guardian", 26th April 1989.

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