Ajuntament de Sant Cugat del Vallès

Xarxa de Centres Culturals Polivalents de Sant Cugat Xarxa de Centres Culturals Polivalents de Sant Cugat

How to build an abstract painting (like building a house)

In this course students will be given advice on how to construct abstract paintings. The tutor Michael Lawton will show and discuss his own work, and students will also be shown four painters who work with abstraction; Amy Sillman, Laura Owens, Peter Doig, Phoebe Unwin. These artists will be divided into different sources of inspiration; the subconscious, everyday life, landscape and people. The first four sessions will be spent making preparatory work in response to these artists. In the last two sessions students will work on their own 'final' paintings, learning to find their own voice, and process of abstraction that feels most intuitively relevant to them. 

The course will be taught in a mixture of English and Spanish 

Students will need to provide their own paints, and paper for sessions 1 - 4 and canvasses for the production of the finished piece or pieces in sessions 5 and 6.

Michael Lawton, Born in Sheffield, UK (1980),Michael Lawton is an artist and writer living in Barcelona. He has an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London and is awaiting his viva for his PhD Fine Art at the University of Kent, for which he wrote fictions for artworks. In 2018 he undertook a research residency at MACBA (Barcelona) and started the long stay (two year) residency in Hangar, (Barcelona.)

His paintings are exhibited regularly throughout Europe. In 2018 they were shown in SWAB Art Fair in Barcelona, Yellow Projects, Varese (Italy,) and in his solo exhibition at 38b Projects, London.

As a writer he self-publishes one book a year and has had articles and stories published in a variety of journals, most recently his story ‘Morta Della’, was included in Happy Hypocrite Ten: Tolstoyevsky.

https://mlawton.co.uk/

 

TIPUS: ArtA càrrec de: Michael Lawton

Del 8 de juliol al 19 de juliol
Horari: Dilluns, dimecres i divendres de 10 a 13 h
Sessions: 6
Preu: 108 €

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