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Kristian Purcell
( United Kingdom )

Drawing; Painting


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Kristian Purcell

Painter, draughtsman, musician (music on my cultureinside blog). Born in Bedford, England, 1979.

Somethings that come to mind when I think about my work: The gaps inbetween. Brushmarks and texture. The feel of certain paints. Cadmium orange. Reds and browns. Contradictions. Painting on wood or raw canvas. A smooth gesso surface. From memory or life. A photo. My surroundings. Experimenting and process. Drawing and mark making. Scrubbing and scratching out. Erasing. Starting again.

I like to experient with paint in small abstract squares, taking brushmarks from art historical sources to start me on a journey that can go anywhere but is built on a relation ship between paint, brush and surface and the possibilities therein.

Another side of my work is very autobiographical; paintings of the people around me, memories, experiences. Things and people that have affected me come out in my work.

http://www.kristianpurcell.blogspot.com

Exhibitions:
2009: One man show, 117a Castle Road, Bedford
2008: Kristian Purcell and Valerie Weir, First Class Teas, Peashill Cambridge.

2008: ‘in situ: paintings’ and other works, one man show, The House, Wycliffe Road, Cambridge
2008: One man show, 11 Wellington Street, Bedford
2007: 22 works in Giant Machine group show, Bromham Mill Art Gallery, Bedford.

Biography:
2004-present: Curatorial Assistant, Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford
2005-2008: Co-director of Giant Machine Art Studio with Gemma Hutton and Olli Piombino.
2002-2006: History of Art, Architecture and Design, De Montfort University, Leicester
1998-1999: Foundation Art & Design, Bedford College
1979: Born in Bedford


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Comments received

  • je rêve!!
     
    lynotte - 6/28/2012 11:51:02 PM

  • "in the blue chair" the expression on her face is just...perfect.
    wonderful work
     
    CaroleList - 2/14/2011 8:18:11 PM

  • une peinture à l'ancienne digne des grand maîtres ,bravo
     
    WATRIN - 1/15/2011 9:59:35 AM

  • R34 at Mineola: fantastic. Did you worked with historical documents?
     
    dop911 - 12/22/2010 9:09:30 PM

  • R34... is amazing!!! Bravo!!!!
     
    katrina - 12/20/2010 8:53:11 AM

  • Wonderful and impressive "R34 at Mineola"!
     
    artemis - 12/16/2010 11:17:31 PM

  • loving this work.. very strong.
     
    Carla - 10/12/2010 7:28:43 AM

  • Grand!!!!!
     
    tapankar - 8/22/2010 7:36:32 PM

  • Very interesting portrait !! And nice.
     
    michael_johna - 6/2/2010 7:48:14 AM

  • J aime vos oeuvres!!bonne continuation
     
    carpediam - 5/26/2010 10:32:24 AM

Comments sent

  • Love the Rome series, very powerful.
     
    kristianpurcell - 1/30/2010 1:17:55 PM

  • Thanks too for your comments on my work, I have looked at Nikolaos Gyzis since you mentioned him and I canät wait to see some of his work in the flesh!
     
    kristianpurcell - 11/1/2009 8:38:23 PM

  • Fantastic colours and paint handling, amazing work.
    K
     
    kristianpurcell - 10/20/2009 10:55:03 PM

  • Great work. Love 'wating'.
     
    kristianpurcell - 8/15/2009 4:44:24 PM

  • Interieur is incredibly an beautiful picture, I love the stillness and calmness in your pictures and have a wonderful sense of how to use colour.

    Kristian.
     
    kristianpurcell - 7/11/2009 10:15:18 PM

  • Thank you for your comments on She stands by a window, I loved the subtle variations of hues in your painting Wearbuorren.
     
    kristianpurcell - 7/10/2009 6:40:25 PM

  • New Beginning: Very, very good.
    K
     
    kristianpurcell - 7/8/2009 8:42:51 PM

  • and as for your work... three graces part 1 and outside strength (on your website) are both particularly fine pieces with great energy.

    K
     
    kristianpurcell - 7/6/2009 10:09:41 PM

  • Thanks for your comment, I like your works too, especially Onu.
    K
     
    kristianpurcell - 6/29/2009 8:32:00 PM

  • I also really like the thickly painted style of Outskirts and House.
     
    kristianpurcell - 6/29/2009 7:30:14 PM

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