75

Battersea/Nine Elms

Open: Oct: 5th6th12th13th

Printmaker Mike Hullis

Mike Hullis is interested in the beauty created through decay and the wearing down that belongs to the natural order; the decline into disorder and apparent randomness; the transition and degeneration into nothingness in the natural world. His work studies the dynamic forces beyond the control of man: the beauty of the transition of mountains into sand and the results of the geophysical forces that are nature's work.

Mike tries to translate his emotional response to these great and often unseen forces, such as the magnetic effect of the moon on the ocean’s tides and the wearing down that takes place where the land meets the sea - a mostly uncontrolled space where nature is raw and supreme.

His early work was in clay, a material that is literally of the earth and one that allows for spontaneity. From making mud pies as a child, it has always given him immense satisfaction to touch and manipulate this material. Over the last few years his practice has evolved through drawing with pencils and graphite powder, to more recently an exploration concentrated on mono typing, its randomness and the opportunity it affords to experiment with colour.

It was a visit to the wilderness of the Suffolk coast that reconnected him with the breathtaking and absorbing vastness of a place where nature is in control and where we are bit players on the edge. He reimagines his emotional response to being in this space by working with simple materials, sometimes collecting debris from the beach to inform, often using it in the work in a subliminal way.

Education and Experience: 1974-75 Ipswich School of Art Foundation Course 1975-78 Bristol Polytechnic School of Art and Design BA (Hons) Ceramics 1979-80 Assistant technician, City of London Polytechnic Sir John Cass School of Art 1981-82 Senior technician, ditto 1981-83 Goldsmiths College MA Fine Art 1982-83 Part-time lecturer, Sidcup Arts Centre 1982-84 Part-time lecturer, Sir John Cass School of Art

Exhibitions: 1982 British Crafts Centre, Big Pots Exhibition 1982-83 Design and production work for artists in London 1983 Woodlands Art Gallery London, Paintings, Sculpture, Objects and Videos 1983 Mixed show of Acme studio artists, The Showroom, London 1983 British Crafts Centre, in-store promotion Harvey Nichols, London Pots for plants and flowers 1983 Westminster Gallery, Boston, U.S.A 2017 Exhibition of drawings, The Lodge, London 2017 Bankside Gallery, London, Monotype Masters 2018 San Mei Gallery, Bristol at 40

8 Rushleigh, 32 Thurleigh Road
SW12 8UE

email: mikehullis@gmail.com

telephone: 07971 829 253

Artforms:

Ceramics Digital Drawing Glass Giclee Installation Jewellery Mixed Media

Mosaics Painting Performance Photography Prints Sculpture Textiles Video

75

Tooting/Furzedown

Open: Oct: 5th6th12th13th

Printmaker Mike Hullis

Mike Hullis is interested in the beauty created through decay and the wearing down that belongs to the natural order; the decline into disorder and apparent randomness; the transition and degeneration into nothingness in the natural world. His work studies the dynamic forces beyond the control of man: the beauty of the transition of mountains into sand and the results of the geophysical forces that are nature's work.

Mike tries to translate his emotional response to these great and often unseen forces, such as the magnetic effect of the moon on the ocean’s tides and the wearing down that takes place where the land meets the sea - a mostly uncontrolled space where nature is raw and supreme.

His early work was in clay, a material that is literally of the earth and one that allows for spontaneity. From making mud pies as a child, it has always given him immense satisfaction to touch and manipulate this material. Over the last few years his practice has evolved through drawing with pencils and graphite powder, to more recently an exploration concentrated on mono typing, its randomness and the opportunity it affords to experiment with colour.

It was a visit to the wilderness of the Suffolk coast that reconnected him with the breathtaking and absorbing vastness of a place where nature is in control and where we are bit players on the edge. He reimagines his emotional response to being in this space by working with simple materials, sometimes collecting debris from the beach to inform, often using it in the work in a subliminal way.

Education and Experience: 1974-75 Ipswich School of Art Foundation Course 1975-78 Bristol Polytechnic School of Art and Design BA (Hons) Ceramics 1979-80 Assistant technician, City of London Polytechnic Sir John Cass School of Art 1981-82 Senior technician, ditto 1981-83 Goldsmiths College MA Fine Art 1982-83 Part-time lecturer, Sidcup Arts Centre 1982-84 Part-time lecturer, Sir John Cass School of Art

Exhibitions: 1982 British Crafts Centre, Big Pots Exhibition 1982-83 Design and production work for artists in London 1983 Woodlands Art Gallery London, Paintings, Sculpture, Objects and Videos 1983 Mixed show of Acme studio artists, The Showroom, London 1983 British Crafts Centre, in-store promotion Harvey Nichols, London Pots for plants and flowers 1983 Westminster Gallery, Boston, U.S.A 2017 Exhibition of drawings, The Lodge, London 2017 Bankside Gallery, London, Monotype Masters 2018 San Mei Gallery, Bristol at 40

8 Rushleigh, 32 Thurleigh Road
SW12 8UE

email: mikehullis@gmail.com

telephone: 07971 829 253

Artforms:

Ceramics Digital Drawing Glass Giclee Installation Jewellery Mixed Media

Mosaics Painting Performance Photography Prints Sculpture Textiles Video