Oliver Marsden31. May - 21. Jun 14 / ended Stroud Valleys Artspace
Thursdays,Fridays, Saturdays only 10am - 4pm
Oliver Marsden studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in the mid nineties and has been exhibiting internationally since. Solo exhibitions include “In Praise of Light” at the Tado Ando designed Koumi Machi Kougen Museum, Japan, “Cult” Vigo Gallery, London, and “Illuminieren” Galeria Hilario Galguera, Leipzig.
For him, painting is a physical and meditational practice linked to a search for an understanding of nature, energy and life. He creates sculptural paintings, which act to fuse a sensual appreciation of the natural and scientific, where the random and organic meets mathematic structure
It was under the guidance of Stephen Ives at the SVA
Re.sound event in 2005 that he began experimenting with sound, combining harmonic sine waves, time delays, echoes, sub-bass, Buddhist chants, and binaural beats.
He then focused on a deeper study of the qualities of sound, vibration and their influence on the physical world. This led him to discover Chaldini's sound figures and the Cymatics of Hans Jenny, Sacred Geometry, the Golden Section, and Kepler's Harmonices Mundi. The Dub paintings consequently evolved as he experimented with methods and materials. The resultant works celebrate light, spirals, and the intrinsic qualities of paint. Their name is a simple nod to the dub plate music producers and sound systems who inspire.
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