Painting at the End of the World is very excited to be working with Playpaint London.
Playpaints paintings are made pragmatically. Initially each painting requires a novel or adapted technical procedure. This is either invented or modified from an alternative procedure but is necessarily limited to an approximately predictable outcome. There is a balance. Or trade off, between the degree in complexity of the procedure and a plausible anticipation of results, but this is always weighted in favor of the final outcome.
A painting fails if the outcome fails, regardless of the success of the procedure. Whereas an outcome that is surprising, is always allowed, so long as the outcome is a success.
A procedure that fails, yet yields the anticipation of a successful outcome can be modified or improvised. Cheating and shortcuts are OK, as long as the final outcome is successful. Failed paintings can be developed as hybrids, reclaimed towards new paintings. Successful paintings can be repeated in combination with unique, reclaimed or re-enacted paintings. Any number of these variations, in any arrangement, can be combined to make new paintings.
Recent group shows include:
2017 Merge Visible, Contemporary British Painting, London
2016 Summer Mix, Turps Gallery, London
2016 John Moores Painting Prize Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2016 Myth Material, TAP, Southend
2015 Housework, Safehouse 1, London
2015 Autocatalytic Future Games, No Format, London
2014 Amplifier (Part Three), Flat 3, 25 Brondesbury Road, London
2014 Paint Like You Mean It, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh