Untitled Well Painting, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
Original size: 91 x 122cm
Photographer: Narbi Price
Narbi Price (b.1979, Hartlepool, UK) lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Price has a strong interest in the perceived histories of locations and how painting can question the understanding of architectural and pictorial space. He is particularly concerned with challenging the conventions of photographically derived painting both in terms of paint application and composition, and in blurring the line between the figurative and the abstract. From a distance the paintings appear photographic in their realism, but when approached dissolve into a combination of gestural, loose brushwork and hard edge, flat colour plane. Price has a MFA, from Newcastle University, and BA (Hons) Fine Art, Northumbria University.
Solo exhibitions: Shan’t Quit, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2013; Narbi Price (site specific work), Galleria SIX, Milan, Italy, 2011.
Group exhibitions include: Between fact and fiction, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2014; Small is Beautiful XXXI, Flowers, London, 2013; PAPER #10: End of the Line, Paper Gallery, Manchester; Painting, Past, Present: A Painter’s Craft, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2013; Luminous Language, Launch F18, New York, US, 2013; John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2012; Omnia Mea Mecum Porto: Works on Paper, the Kotti-Shop, Berlin, Germany, 2012; Arte Fiera, with Marc Bijl (Galleria SIX), Bologna, Italy, 2012.