Coyle creates a framework for his paintings from sources of media including 3d modeling software and data corruption processes, to form the basis of an empirical study into conjectured histories, presents and potential renders of Built Space.
Solid and ephemeral structures in all manner of completion, and incursions of design are presented simultaneously through an on-canvas-edit. Elements of the paintings layered construction are revealed and obscured, exposing ruptures, glitches and anachronisms that speak of a collective memory.
The works in this series come to being directly on the canvas; final renditions are the ultimate conclusion of painting upon painting, a continual act of rectifying, which in turn sacrifices any number of alternate products. Only Coyle can truly recall the works that precede the result, the viewer is merely given implicit traces, a reductive means to generate.
The completed canvases demonstrate a stately oscillation between the temporary and constant, real and abstract; each one on the cusp of its opposite. Hone in on any one portion of the surface itself, and an overriding plane of paint and tone undermines any seeming subject, the abstract takes over. Step back however, and these works reveal concurrent perspectives and spatial clashes; they're a topographic proposal for an imagined place that is at once aspirational, and optically at reality's most complex.
Edward Coyle was born in Oxford in 1985. He studied at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 2004-08 and at The Princes Drawing School London 2008-10. His work has featured in The John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize, 2010, 'Drift' at Lumen Gallery London 2012, The Other Art Fair, London 2012 and 'The Impossible Heap' at Galerie 8, London 2012. He is currently a freelance Architectural visualiser and is Artist-in-residence at BERLONI, London.