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Luke Chiswell

Luke Chiswell

Luke Chiswell

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About Luke Chiswell

Luke Chiswell is an Australian visual artist, now based in Los Angeles, CA. Working with diverse mediums and techniques, primarily abstract painting and sculpture, Chiswell is fascinated by the constraints of materializing place and time. The artist continuously experiments with new processes to capture movement, memorialize moments and represent time. Gathering found materials from a chosen environment, Chiswell creates a language for each work. Heaving influenced by his rural upbringing in the small town of Collector in Australia, as well as his involvement in skateboarding culture, the artist’s work is best described as primal and honest, while maintaining an unnerving complexity. Chiswell’s work has been is exhibited across Australia, China and the United States. Recent residencies and public works include Beijing, ‘The Opposite House’ and Nicaragua ‘Maderas Village’ and a 7ft bronze sculpture ‘Hold Your Head Up’ in Belmore Park NSW, Australia.

Chiswell also completed the Tappan Residency program. Read more about his residency here.

STATEMENT

“The movement and texture within the works reflects the level of intensity in my creative process - intuitive markings, scratches and scrawls both deliberate and accidental, are all visible. Excessive folds of canvas elude to more than fits the frame, more of the space of interest than can fit within the work. Trying to fit more in.

The objet trouve materials which form my sculptural work highlight the importance of artistic choice. The combination of materials gathered from a chosen environment are considered based on the perceived time value of each object, collectively creating an abstract representation of time. The lifespan of each individual material in the work then articulates its function as a measurement of time. Considering a rock is older than a branch, I use the rock to represent the longest length of time within a work. Freezing fabric in motion, or casting rock and branch in metal, I addresses past and future through direction of movement, capturing a short moment in time, attempting to hold on to it and make it last.” - Luke Chiswell

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020, Undaway Fo, Jerico Contemporary, Sydney
2020, Thought It Was But It Wasn’t, Jerico Contemporary, Sydney
2019, Wish It Would Last, Jerico Contemporary, Sydney
2017, Digging in the Dark, Tributary Gallery,Canberra
2017, Borrow Tomorrow, Nishi Gallery, Canberra
2016, So Far So Good, Tappan, Los Angeles
2015, Too Young Too Win Too Old Too Lose, TT Gallery, Sydney
2015, Untitled, Chasm Gallery, New York
2015, As It Goes, Nishi Gallery, Canberra
2014, Have A Lovely Day, Friend Gallery, Canberra
2014, New Work New York, Union Avenue, Brooklyn
2014, Straight Face, Nishi Gallery, Canberra
2013, Face Facing, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
2010, Untitled, Some Days Gallery, Sydney
2010, Untitled, Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Sydney
2010, Untitled, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020, Fire Fight, Nishi Gallery, Canberra
2019, Next Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
2019, Tappan Gallery, Los Angeles
2018, Tappan Gallery, Los Angeles
2018, Auction, UNICEF, Los Angeles
2018, Tappan Gallery, Los Angeles
2017, Auction, Karinya House, Canberra
2017, Made in Australia, Berlin with Glas, Berlin
2017, Capital Arts Patrons Organisation, Canberra
2016, Wielding Now, Tappan Gallery, Los Angeles
2016, Patterns of Now, Nishi Gallery, Canberra
2016, Auction, Capital Arts Patrons Organisation, Canberra
2015, Art Basel, Miami
2015, Auction, Capital Arts Patrons Organisation, Canberra
2014, Hue, Nishi Gallery, Canberra
2014, Auction, Canberra Arts Space Organization, Canberra
2013, 30 Auction, Capital Arts Patrons Organisation, Canberra
2013, Masked Intentions, He Made She Made Gallery, Sydney
2013, YHC, Gallery of Australian Design, Canberra
2010, ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery, Canberra

 

COMMISSIONS

2017 Public Bronze Sculpture, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2017, Sweetgreen, Los Angeles
2017, BMW, Canberra
2016, Radford College, Canberra
2016, Vince, Los Angeles
2016, Hotel Hotel, Canberra
2016, Art Not Apart, Canberra
2015, Hotel Hotel, Canberra
2015, Sculpture Installation, Canberra Centre
2015,Qantas, Canberra
2015, BMW, Canberra

 

RESIDENCIES

2019, Unit 1 Gallery, London
2019, Tappan Gallery, Los Angeles
2018, The Line Hotel, Los Angeles
2018, Tappan Gallery, Los Angeles
2017, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
2017, Maderas Village, Nicaragua
2016, Maderas Village, Nicaragua
2015, Glint Residency, Canberra Glass Works, Megalo, Canberra