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Rod McIntosh

Rod McIntosh

Sheffield Hallam University (BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture , 2001)

Rod McIntosh is an artist with his studio in the midst of the English countryside of rural Kent. He works between Kent and London as an exhibiting artist and is represented by several galleries and consultants working together to build a national and international profile for his work.

He studied figurative sculpture in Sheffield, graduating in 1992. He maintained a dynamic practice alongside a successful Arts Management and academic career until 2009. When he returned full-time to the studio.

Rod McIntosh's current work as a mark-maker lies within the tradition of drawing. With his body, the breath along with materials, and repetitive often-obsessive processes, focuses an attention to the present. Observing and recording the moment of creation within a continuum.

He speaks of them as: “Physical meditations, that offers himself, and the viewer, a moment to pause.”

AN INTRODUCTION TO MY PRACTICE

Process is central within the painting practice of Rod McIntosh. His mark making has a fluidity and honesty that reveals itself through a muted pallet of monotones. This lends the work a striking and minimal appearance, which coalesces with the quiet sensitivity to his materials, time invested and action.

Through rehearsal, the mark-making is an embodiment of a gestural flow with the breath that is privately performed.

For McIntosh the provenances and particular characteristics of each material are of great importance. Following closely traditional eastern recipes for archival inks and pastes he works upon delicate Chinese papers that absorb every fluid movement as he accepts the brevity of a final committed stroke.

Presence and concentration is key to his practice in cultivating a meditative quality. Examining his temporal gestures, alongside ideas of mindfulness, permanence, attachment and acceptance.

46 × 36 × 4.5 cm
  • £150.00
46 × 36 × 4.5 cm
  • £150.00

Exhibitions

Forthcoming October – Pure Arts Award Exhibtion, Battle October – Selected for the 10th Edition of The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London   Recent Exhibitions 2015 – Affordable Art Fair Bristol represented by Bristol Contemporary Art 2015 – Autumn Showcase, represented by Caiger Contemporary Art, Wandsworth Town 2015 – When Opposites Attract - Two person show, Caiger Contemporary Art, London 2015 – Affordable Art Fair Hampstead represented by Caiger Contemporary Art 2015 – In Conversation - Group Show, NOHO Artists, 7 Dials Club, Covent Garden, London 2015 – Spring Showcase, represented by Caiger Contemporary Art, Fulham 2015 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, Bloomsbury, London 2015 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Arnolfini, Bristol 2015 – Open Studios, Kent 2015 – SEEArt Fair, exhibiting as NOHO Artists. Tunbridge Wells 2015 – Affordable Art Fair Battersea, represented by Caiger Contemporary Art 2015 – Affordable Art Fair Brussels, represented by Bristol Contemporary Art 2014 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane London 2013 – SEEArt Fair, exhibiting as NOHO Artists. Tunbridge Wells 2013 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Ambika P3, Marylebone 2013 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane London 2013 – Corporate solo show in Deeson Creative, Canterbury 2012 – NOHOArtists, London 2012 – Solo Show, Dawlton Barn, Kent 2011 – ‘The Optimist’, Brick Lane Gallery, London – Selected show 2011 – ‘@home’, Soho, London – Solo show 2011 – Palace Art Fair, London – Awarded ‘Best In Show’ Prize 2011 – Brighton Art Fair 2010 – Open Studio, Kent 2010 – Group Show, The ArtRoom, Ashford

Awards

National Open Art Competition NOA Winner Fri, 11/24/2017
Secret Art Prize Curious Duke Gallery Nominated For Wed, 01/11/2017
Pure Arts Award Pure Arts Group Winner Mon, 10/24/2016
Thirty For Thirty Buro4 Winner Tue, 10/06/2015

Press

Publication Title Job Title Date
FT Weekend Fair Blows The Wind For Charity Sat, 10/17/2015

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