INTERPLAY


An exhibition of 26 paintings that include four series of hand-painted works on paper. The four series that form the focus of the exhibition are; Dynamics, Identity, Proximity and Technology. With an overarching concept that information is ubiquitous and flows from the significant events that set up our universe to us as individuals and ultimately into the technology we create. 

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Dynamics


Our solar system formed out of a state of disorder and the initial conditions set up by this event, like the position of our planet from the sun and composition of elements that formed it allowed for molecules like water to form, paving the way for the emergence of multicellular life forms and ultimately us.


This great event created arrangements of patterns, like the chaotic system of our weather. Patterns like this can be found throughout the physical world and have shaped the foundations of language.

Disorder 

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
450 mm x 624 mm
£800 ︎ SOLD




Order 

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
450 mm x 624 mm
£800 ︎ SOLD




Deconstruct 

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
450 mm x 624 mm
£800 ︎ SOLD




Synthesize

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
450 mm x 624 mm  
£800 – Frame included
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Replication

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
450 mm x 624 mm
£800 – Frame included
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Modification 

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
450 mm x 624 mm
£800 ︎ SOLD




Approximation 

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
450 mm x 624 mm
£800 – Frame included
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Probability

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
450 mm x 624 mm
£800 – Frame included
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Identity


In the book “Self Comes To Mind”, Antonio Damasio describes the Autobiographical self is not only made up of memories of events that have occurred but ones we have planned and wished to happen. As these memories replay, their substance gets reassessed and rearranged, and as a consequence, they get modified minimally or very much.


Perhaps an external, or possibly an extension of this biographical editing occurs when we construct our online identities via social.


Avatar #7345576633 

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
330mm x 435mm
£500 ︎ SOLD




Avatar #7165481509 

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
330mm x 435mm
£500 – Frame included
On display, available after the 1st of July. Please get intouch if you’d like to reserve it.




Avatar #7068770047 

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
330mm x 435mm

£500 – Frame included

On display, available after the 1st of July. Please get intouch if you’d like to reserve it.



Avatar #7498767697 

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
330mm x 435mm

£500 – Frame included

On display, available after the 1st of July. Please get intouch if you’d like to reserve it.


Avatar #7592234387 

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
330mm x 435mm

£500 – Frame included

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Avatar #7234341678 

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
330mm x 435mm

£500 – Frame included

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Proximity


In our daily activities, we engage with each other creating networks of relationships that bring us within proximity of one another. In turn, learning about one's self, other people and the activities.


Robert Sapolsky explains in his lectures “Biology and human behaviour” that learning and memory strengthen synaptic connections in the brain and due to the plasticity of the brain, we can create new connections that are shaped by our experience.


Does the pattern of connectivity within our brain shape our perception?




Coexistence 

Acrylic gouache on watercolour paper.
589 mm x 589 mm
£1000 – Frame included
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Ritual 

Acrylic gouache on watercolour paper.
589 mm x 589 mm
£1000 – Frame included
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Cooperation 

Acrylic gouache on watercolour paper.
589 mm x 589 mm
£1000 – Frame included
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Competition 

Acrylic gouache on watercolour paper.
589 mm x 589 mm
£1000 – Frame included
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Communication 

Acrylic gouache on watercolour paper.
589 mm x 589 mm
£1000 – Frame included
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Expression 

Acrylic gouache on watercolour paper.
589 mm x 589 mm
£1000 – Frame included
 
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Technologie (Tools)


The boundary of separation between us and technology within the study of postphenomenology attempts to blur this separation. Advocating that technology form the human relationship with the world, and is the medium in which we link to it.  




Perceptual Distortion

Acrylic gouache on watercolour paper.
545 mm x 755 mm
£1250 ︎ SOLD




Algorithmic Determinism

Acrylic gouache on watercolour paper.
545 mm x 755 mm
£1250 ︎ SOLD




Superposition

Acrylic gouache on watercolour paper.
545 mm x 755 mm
£1250 – Frame included
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Non Orientable Manifold

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
545 mm x 755 mm

£1250 – Frame included
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Probabilistic Judgment

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
545 mm x 755 mm

£1250 – Frame included
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Homeokinesis

Acrylic gouache and enamel spray paint on watercolour paper.
545 mm x 755 mm

£1250 – Frame included
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ARTIST STATEMENT


The dynamic events that set up the conditions for life to flourish created pathways through which information flows. The vastness of these pathways is unknown and in perpetual flux. Our curiosity about this unknown entices us onto these pathways which lead us to knowledge. It is via language and discourse this knowledge is then passed into the future as we move along these pathways and gather the necessary information for survival. We can now hear that which was both a success and not.

Moreover, these pathways inform aspects of our identity such as goals and motivation. When acting out our identities in the form of organisations our goals and motivations manifest themselves into knowledgeable ideas that can form a collective understanding that pulls us into proximity with one another.

It is through great inventions like the Alphabet, numbers and ultimately, books and information technology we, as individuals and our organisations can process this knowledge and more accurately prepare for the future. It is with these inventions we have created new pathways making them the most significant tools for humanity to navigate into the future. Even though this pathway does get used for both positive and negative ends, this grand narrative we all experience continues to head in a predominately positive direction.

It is now that we can stand back and visualise the information flowing through these pathways and process them to see the complex arrangements of information caught in a state of interplay. What bargain with the future will we make?


THANK YOU


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colin@theplaymetric.com 

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