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spring/summer 14

ARTIST

CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN

Cross over art, figurative portraits and emotion sculpture best sum up Duncan's multi disciplinary approach to art making. Drawing from performance, the online platforms of social media and the real time relationships between the artist and his subjects he uses drawing, painting, porcelain, video and voice pieces like upcycled threads of often ambiguous, silent narratives. Playful yet arrestingly vulnerable portrayals of his androgynous self and those he interacts with become a storytelling art, a voyeuristic playground of purposefully indefineable direction.

September issue featured artist

I have had the pleasure of working with this emerging artist and already established and published photographer on several occasions he is showing in NYC this week. A performance photo collaboration we did together features in this must see event in brooklyn, opening 4 September. Details here https://www.facebook.com/…/timeline

#Performance #Christopher #duncan #art

#Art #conversation #tea #study #Richard #Attwood #studio #beaulieu #village #friday #Christopher #Duncan

#Art #conversation #tea #study #Richard #Attwood #studio #beaulieu #village #friday #Christopher #Duncan

I am proud of new work from my summer residency at Beaulieu, Hampshire. The studio space in the newly restored Old Mill building in the village has allowed me to complete several new series of work, starting with ‘Designs on modern India and Nepal’.

These works came about as I was on a solo journey in these inspiring countries 6 months ago. I was therefore drawn to the subjects of contemplative scenes around dining alone. I began work at once in Nepal and travelled with the canvasses rolled up on an aeroplane to complete here in England.

Scenes from Gorkana, an ancient beach town near Goa, Varanasi and Mysore, India to Pokhara and Kathmandu in Nepal provided me with life enriching experiences that I hope are captured in these works.

More recently I have drawn inspiration from choice locations around this magnificent estate resulting in an entirely new series of sculpture and paintings.

The Exhibition/Open Studio

19-21 September
Old Mill Building
11am-5pm

All works are originals.

Featured images in studio: my grandmother Teresa Lane Foote and mother Christina Duncan.

Delighted my collaboration piece features in this show

Delighted my collaboration piece features in this show

Manimals love beach houses

Manimals love beach houses

#Bernie #musicians #bands #velvetines #artist’s #study #Duncan #portraits #England

#Bernie #musicians #bands #velvetines #artist’s #study #Duncan #portraits #England

The UK and US design sensation www.julianchichester.com has pipped me to the post on this limited edition Lucite Manimal series by Duncan. The stylish framed and light catching pieces can be displayed as seen here or wall fixed, preferably back lit. The manimal is an overglazed porcelain figurine featured in Duncan’s 2009 Parisian film Le Narateur Casse. The limited editions 2/10 are made to order in any Lucite colour range. The piece featured here with Julian Chichester pagoda lamps and stunning turquoise chest is his 1/10 in blood red. Available at Fulham Rd store UK now.

Growing collection of breathing portraits of emerging artists writers and designers by Duncan

Snapped!

Snapped!

Available work from my lockup in chelsea

Movement of an emotion sculpture stills from performance video - available

Splash 1-6
Private collection Goetz Jenik

Who fished this out.. not the most stylish portrait of my late ancestor but whimsical by #Isaac #fuller #npg

Who fished this out.. not the most stylish portrait of my late ancestor but whimsical by #Isaac #fuller #npg