DAVID BLATHERWICK (CANADA)


David Blatherwick

David Blatherwick (1960) lives and works in Montreal where he is represented by Galerie Lilian Rodriguez.

David Blatherwick has intrigued for some years with works from two medias, video and painting.

   Project for the Biennale

David Blatherwick, Suspension, 2002
Video installation


David Blatherwick, 2002
Oil on canvas

Meshworks,
by David Blatherwick

"Most often I begin a painting with no vision of its final outcome. Using a vocabulary of basic structures, a freehand grid for example, I simply start some place on the empty canvas. Then somewhere else perhaps with a series of linked loops.

Eventually these two networks move toward each other, collide and overlap: competing with each other to occupy the space. Others follow and so it goes.

Now the individual elegance of a grid or looping line is lost into the noise of coexisting elements in the developing meshwork.

The work progresses like this toward a certain woven density at which the painting seems alive. Alert. As if something where about to happen.

While this approach could have to do with an automatist view of art making, it also comes out of response to technological and social changes that may be in the process of changing our perception of life and life forms. Acceptance of chaotic and self-organizing systems, the body as a hybrid form, the emergence of a centreless information network, and even the liberal idea of the multicultural society are all born from meshworks. That is, heterogeneous components combining to make an unpredictable yet viable forms.

Unlike modernist idealism, this outlook is inclusive and robust; giving way to a state of complexity that is surprising, real, fascinating. A state I prefer in art over any."

   Works Shown at the 3rd Biennale de Montréal

David Blatherwick, Painting Where You Come out on Top, 2001
Oil on canvas
46 x 46 cm
1. Painting Where You Come out on Top, 2001
Oil on canvas
46cm x 46cm
Courtesy of the artist and the Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montréal

2. Painting Where I Come out on Top, 2002
Oil on canvas
46cm x 46cm
Courtesy of the artist and the Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montréal

3. Hyperlinear Spasm, 2002
Oil on canvas
200cm x 200cm
Courtesy of the artist and the Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montréal

4. La Cienaga, 2002
Oil on canvas
200cm x 200cm
Courtesy of the artist and the Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montréal

5. This Could Be Anywhere, 2002
Oil on canvas
200cm x 200cm
Courtesy of the artist and the Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montréal

6. Six Minutes, 2002
Oil on canvas
205cm x 140cm
Courtesy of the artist and the Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montréal

7. Thirteen Minutes, 2002
Oil on canvas
205cm x 140cm
Courtesy of the artist and the Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montréal

8. Suspension, 2002
Video installation
Courtesy of the artist and the Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montréal

   Solo Exhibitions (selection)
2002
  • The Interior of a Minute, YYZ, Toronto (Ontario), Canada

    2001

  • Oeuvres récentes, Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montréal (Québec), Canada
  • The Interior of a Minute, YYZ, Toronto (Ontario), Canada

    2000

  • Recent Paintings, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto (Ontario), Canada
  •    Group Exhibitions (selection)
    2002
  • La 3e Biennale de Montréal - 2002, Montréal (Québec), Canada
  • Vidéo Naïve, Musée des Beaux-arts de Nantes, France

    2001

  • The Good Place, Tai-Chung Cultural Center, Taiwan
  • Métamorphose et Clônage, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal (Québec), Canada (cat.)
  • Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montréal (Québec), Canada
  • Closet Practices, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge (Alberta), Canada
  • Plein ciel, Musée d'art urbain: intervention extérieure au Marché Bonsecours, Montréal (Québec), Canada

    2000

  • Encuentro international de arte y communidad rurales, San José de Ocoa, Dominican Republic
  • Glo, Archive Inc., Toronto (Ontario), Canada
  • Galerie Art-Mûr, Montréal (Québec), Canada
  •    David Blatherwick on the Web
  •  Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art
  • ARTISTS


    VISUAL ARTS

      David Blatherwick

      Cai Guo-Qiang

      Casagrande
         & Rintala


      Colette

      Marcel Dzama

      Graham Gillmore

      Betty Goodwin

      Angela Grauerholz

      Daniel Guzman

      Mathew Hale

      Anton Henning

      Cisco Jiménez

      Koganezawa
         Takehito


      Lux Lindner

      Corinne Marchetti

      Jorge Luis Marrero

      François Morelli

      Claudia & Julia Müller

      Alain Paiement

      Bruno Peinado

      Ed Pien

      Jean-François Prost

      John Scott

      Kiki Smith

      Siphay Southidara

      Barthélémy Toguo

      Torolab (Raúl &
         Marcela Cárdenas)


      Pablo Vargas-Lugo

      Vedovamazzei
      (S. Scala & S. Crispino)


      Jean-Luc Verna

      Fabien Verschaere



    LIGHT
    INSTALLATION

      Michel Iorio



    PERFORMANCE

      Cees Krijnen



     

     

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