The impetus for the work comes from the discomfort one can experience in busy city centres. The paintings focus on the energy and activity generated by large crowds and the sensual overload found in these places.
Fundamentally placed between abstraction and figuration, the work uses the language of paint to investigate the sensations of being in frenetic urban spaces. Thisis an ideal in which to explore the space between the physical and mental realms, and how those relate to shape our identity.
Nought . One % Chapman Gallery May 01
Group Show International 3 Oct 01
Superstition Rivington Gallery Oct. 00
Rent Kirkby Gallery April 00
John Moores 21 Open Walker Art Gallery Sept 99
Lost in Space Ikon Touring April 99
A Formal Engagement Turnpike Gallery May 99
10th Mostyn Open Oriel Mostyn Gallery Dec 98
Bittersweet Whitworth Art Gallery Nov 97
Stroke Castlefield Gallery Oct 97
Art 99 Houldsworth Fine Art Jan 97
Affordable art Exhibition Connaught Brown March 96
Pulse Bluecoat Gallery Feb 96
John Moores 19 Open Walker Art Gallery Nov 96
Ten Cornerhouse Nov 95
The Features project is an ongoing project where participants are invited to fill in questionnaires about themselves. The completed forms are part of an ongoing art project concerning notions of visual language and picturing.
The first Features Questionnaire asks for a description of the face, some of the completed portraits have already been exhibited in Rent, a recent show at Kirkby Gallery.
If you wish to take part in Features, then you can request a form at:
Search : John Rimmer ( ID 114) @ designbank.org.uk