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Kelvin Harvey
( United Kingdom )

Design; Drawing; Mixed Media; Multimedia; Painting; Photography; Print; Sculpture


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Kelvin Harvey

Biography

I started in my late career outside of art to formalise my interest, initially through design, in particular interior design. The processes involved   assignments or commissions which would later come to help to formulate critical aspects of my practice as an artist and maker today, such as the need for form, colour balance and harmony and particularly the nature and properties of materials.

My initial interest started with ceramics, the texture and endless possibilities of the material, from the rough textural quality of earthenware clays to the strength and simple beauty that porcelain affords. This was explored firstly through an HND Ceramics, glass and metals course at the Plymouth College of Art. It allowed the exploration of material and form across a wide range, often using abstract sculptural forms combining clay, metal and wood. This continued on to BA (hons), which afforded me the time to develop my thought processes, investigate more fully the contemporary as well as the historical aspects of visual and applied art. The result of which allowed me to push the boundaries of materials used, both in the abstract sculptural sense whilst at the same time allowing me to treat the material surface as a canvas.

As a result my current practice is mainly centred on painting, continuing to apply the techniques previously acquired. I use material to inform my work in an intuitive way, whilst colour, expresses the mood, during the engagement process on the canvas surface. I am currently influenced by the so-called ‘New York School’ of American artists of the 1950’s and 60’s, particularly Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Robert Motherwell, also a longstanding interest in Japanese aesthetics. My way of making could be described thus,

The doing is the thinking. The thinking is the doing. It is by painting

the canvas, or making, in my case ceramics, that the entire act as

expression and knowledge takes place, and takes its rightful place.

In other words to quote Robert Motherwell, “The activity itself is the point, more than the product, which is simply its record”.

Kelvin Harvey

March 2009.  


Comments

Comments received

  • Cool, I like the picture! :)
     
    Khan343 - 10/30/2010 10:58:43 PM

  • Moorland serie also
     
    lanhor - 4/15/2010 4:18:40 PM

  • Imagined city to
     
    lanhor - 4/15/2010 4:17:57 PM

  • i love this work
     
    lanhor - 4/15/2010 4:16:36 PM

  • This really is my favorite... warm colors and movement we results in a world extolling..
    Best regards
     
    artbea - 3/22/2010 2:24:03 PM

  • Mad Hour is my favorite one! Thank you for sharing it.
     
    Yazz - 2/28/2010 6:58:44 PM

  • Very good your serie "Red splatter"...
     
    ESTEBENET - 1/3/2010 1:21:51 PM

  • Good work, successful, creative, beautiful!! Especially "Bottle I" and "Bottle V" for me. Jc.
     
    Tranxene - 9/24/2009 5:59:18 PM

  • "Crack and peel" is my favorite!! Excellent work!!!!
     
    katrina - 9/23/2009 7:26:47 AM

  • Great work
     
    pierrardbabyrini - 9/22/2009 10:00:26 PM

Comments sent

  • HI
    Thank you for your kind comments on my gallery, much appreciated.
    regards kelvin
     
    Kelvinharvey - 5/25/2009 10:06:20 PM

  • Very expressive, you can almost smell the saltwater.
     
    Kelvinharvey - 5/25/2009 10:03:23 PM

  • The Swallow and the Fate, simplicity and beauty at a stroke, thank you.
     
    Kelvinharvey - 5/17/2009 3:25:38 PM

  • Lyrical use of colour and shape.
     
    Kelvinharvey - 5/11/2009 2:07:57 PM

  • Welcome from another colour slosher
     
    Kelvinharvey - 5/11/2009 2:01:29 PM

  • Interesting effects acheived, what medium are you using.
     
    Kelvinharvey - 5/9/2009 6:22:16 PM

  • I love the abstract quality of your photos, full of movement and a playful sense of joy.
     
    Kelvinharvey - 5/6/2009 9:51:59 PM

  • Very expressive marks, echo's of JMW Turner.
     
    Kelvinharvey - 5/6/2009 9:48:48 PM

  • Excellent work, very expressive use of tone and shading.
     
    Kelvinharvey - 5/6/2009 9:43:45 PM

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