Working full-time from his studio on The Lizard Peninsula Chris Billington's paintings are about energy - with a focus on expression through vibrant colour. "Mine is a visual communication of optimism - utilising a palette which maximises the visual and emotional impact of colour. My bold, dynamic forms are always underpinned by my connection with the Cornish sea and landscape.
Saturated colour spaces, infused with the atmosphere and colours of Cornwall, full of autobiographical reference points, they reflect the way that the land that I grew up in has impacted on my work".
In addition to painting and printmaking Chris Billington's practice overlaps into digital work via experiments with sound, video and imagery, in which he aims to encapsulate snapshots of the modern technological and fast paced world in digital formats that complement his traditional work.
Chris Billington has work in many Cornish and UK collections, also in international private collections, including Athens, Budapest, Cologne, Istanbul, Paris, Moscow, Tokyo and New York and several of his paintings are now in the permanent public collection of the Julich Museum, Germany.He is currently working on projects for 2012, which include Berlin - his 6
exhibition in Germany, and a solo exhibition “ 2012 – Signs : Symbols : Secrets” at TheARThouse Gallery in Bournemouth.
A participant in Anthony Gormley’s “One & Other”. Fourth Plinth exhibtion in Trafalgar Square, June 2009 and also the John Baldasari project “Your Name In Lights” staged in Amsterdam, June 2011.
2012 - Signs, Secrets & Symbols EXHIBITION
£500 to £3000
Ursula Leach RE
Richard Price ROI
Hans van Bemmelen
Basil Beattie RA
Bernard Dunstan RA
Roy Turner Durrant
Elisabeth Frink RA
Sir Terry Frost RA
James Lawrence Isherwood
David B McKay
Victor Pasmore RA
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