Gareth Bunting

Gareth Bunting is an artist and keen traveler. He is interested in how places exist in the mind, and painstakingly paints sprawling, fantastical and dreamlike landscapes from memory with an original and unique dry brush ink technique. His existential and often deeply personal 'landscape portraits' depict surreal and rich inner spaces. He breaks down traditional ideas of space and place, of borders and barriers, and creates surreal virtual worlds which investigate the impact of 21st century technology on the self, on the collective consciousness of humanity and on the environment. The lines are blurred between the real and the unreal, between our virtual realities and the physical world. He cleverly juxtaposes order and chaos, and contrasts organic fractal-like painterly natural forms with mechanical, architectural and ‘man-made’ forms.

He warps scale and perspective, and tells stories through visual narrativised symbolism along his rich landscapes. His work highlights the age of the Anthropocene, and depicts the impact of humanity on the natural landscape, and the constant battle between order and chaos.

Bio

Artist in residence at the Regents hotel Taipei, 2018

Cityscape, CICA museum Korea, 2018

Migration, group show at the Phoenix gallery Athens, 2018

Sacred realm between realities, The Room contemporary art space, Venice, 2018

Variations group show at the Cylinder gallery, Mayfair London, 2017

Chiayi arts festival group show, Fangliao, Taiwan, 2017

Time Travellers Memory, group show, Pier 2 art centre, Taiwan, 2017

Selected to be artist in residence at the Pier 2 art centre in Taiwan

Group Show at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, 2017

Guest Lecturer at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, 2017

Group show at the Half image space, Shanghai, 2017

Solo exhibition at the Tokyopan gallery in Shanghai- March 2017

Artists of the future show at the DegreeArt gallery London, 2017

Selected for the Imaginary Worlds Art prize- 2016

New Light Art show at the Bowes museum, Durham/York- 2016

Finalist at the HIX award show in London- 2016


Group show at the DNA space at the cool docks, Shanghai- 2016


Solo show at the Swatch art peace hotel in Shanghai-2016


Artist in residence at the Swatch art peace hotel in Shanghai- 2016


Artist in residence at the Xochi Quetzal residency in Mexico- 2015


Artist in residence at Saqacha Centro del Arte in Peru-2015


Castillo del lamas in Peru, group show- 2015


The Manchester Contemporary art fair-2014/2015


Sluice art fair in New York-2015


Winner of the Signature art prize for drawing and printmaking in 2015

20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe, group show-2015


Millennium Galleries Sheffield, ‘Fabricate’ group show- 2014


Graduated with a 1st class hons MA in Fine art from Sheffield Hallam- 2014

I am represented by DegreeArt galleries in London and the Paper Gallery in Manchester UK.

 

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