Engram 8, 2011
Acrylic and digital photo media on wood
Original size: 60 x 40 cm
Photographer: Mick Finch
Mick Finch’s practice is centred around questions of the image, tableau and painting. He lived in France for 20 years and references contexts of post war French visual art both through his studio work and his extensive writings. He exhibits widely and internationally, most recently in group exhibitions such as Painting/Tableau/Stage, The Urban Space, Columbus, Ohio; Dirty Pop, &Model, Leeds; With Torch and Spear: constructing collage, Winchester School of Art Gallery and Picture /Tableau/Screen, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury. His most recent solo exhibitions have been at the Piper Gallery in London, LAS Gallery and Moments in Paris. In 2011 he co-curated, The Pavement and the Beach at the Paradise Row gallery. Since 2010 he has led the Tableau Project that to date is a series of on going seminars and a symposium that took place at Tate Modern, London in November 2011. Writing and teaching are important components of his practice. He was the professeur de l'atelier de peinture at the Ecole des Beaux-arts de Valenciennes and is presently the Course Leader of the BA Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins, London. In 2005 he was a Senior Scholar at the Terra Foundation in France and in 2011 he was an Abbey Fellow in Painting at the British School at Rome.