STATEMENT BY LLOYD GILL 2005 My work embraces the simulated world, focusing attention on the interchange – ability of real and imaginary, actual and virtual. My work studies the relationship between spatial dimensions and perception in conjunction with art. I have a fascination with scientific theories that try to grasp an understanding of the universe. I have learnt to identify key spatial relationships within architecture, by photographing various architectural structures and observing architectural space. Depth, volume, mass and perspective are some of the important spatial aspects I look for in architecture. The spatial relationship is used as a platform to develop initial ideas into final work. The general purpose of the architecture is to create a composition for the spectator’s eye to travel around. Architecture is a habitat for my sub-conscious, a place where I can consume ideas and concepts. On a metaphorical level the empty spaces, i.e. corridors, are solid forms, sculptures of subatomic mass. They appear to be void of objects; but I see the void itself as the object. I am ultimately attempting to extend the matrix of interpretation, and to constantly shift the relationship between the viewer and the work. Series Multiverse Study of theoretical Physics in relation to artist perception 2005 I have an interest in some of the most recent of theoretical based Physics. That being, the study of string theory and M theory. This series is a visual representation of the possibilities of higher dimensional space. I find it very intriguing that many people perceive reality as a restricted zone that only allows 1/3 of the actual mass of our universe. If Scientists have calculated that we can only see 1/3 of the mass in our universe, then logically it would seem there are other spatial connections out-side our reach. String theory states that the rest of the mass in our universe is very small and curled up as higher dimensional space. My paintings in this series are trying to depict a reality which represents more than three dimensions of space. Recently, I have been interested in M theory which describes our universe as floating inside higher dimensional space. It suggests that our universe is a large solid object called a membrane. The theory states it may be possible for other universes to exist inside this higher dimensional space. One speculation of this idea is that if there are a number of universes floating around in higher dimensional space. So what is stopping them from colliding with one another? A recent painting, `The master and his apprentice` June 2005, is depicting the precise moment where two universes have collided. I have visualised that moment as being two universes as one. The painting represents both realities combining together to create a multiverse. I have illustrated an important decision making moment in the life of one of the characters in this painting. The student has learnt something very significant, and will now continue to perceive life in a new way in one reality, while the other he has missed the point of what the teacher has told him and will carry on perceiving life in the same way as before. I am suggesting the paintings are gateways to another world, where reality and unreality meet, the spell binding moment when all portals are open and there is the promise of potential enlightenment.
Biography: Group Exhibitions Salon des arts 191 Queens Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5EY 10th June - 3rd July 2005 Euro Art Studios 30 September – 11th October 2003 Urban Entrapment, Artists Ruth Hawkins and Lloyd Gill have collaborated together through the concepts of urban pressure and the confinements of space. Unit 22f 784/788 High Road Tottenham London N17 0DA The Cheltenham group of Artists Open Exhibition 03 Pittville Gallery University of Gloucestershire, Albert Road, Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL52 3JG 2003 Crescent Arts The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Yo11 2PW Blue Wing Gallery Bircan Kanet and Steve Harper216 Sandycombe Road, Surrey TW9 2EQ 2003 Bath Society of Artists 97th Annual Exhibition Victoria Art Gallery Bath August 10 – Sept 15 2002 Royal West of England 150th Autumn exhibition Park Street, Bristol October 20th –December 5th 2002 Weston College Governor’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Creative Arts. 1999 Harry Walker RWA Memorial Young Artist Prize 2002 WEBSITE www.lloydgill.co.uk
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