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I want to a draw a fullness of emptiness

Greig Burgoyne/ Artist Statement

Greig Burgoyne uses the materials of the office, ranging from post-it notes to flipchart markers,BIC biros to highlighter pens. Burgoyne is attracted by what happens when you extend their regularity and standardised credentials of colour, characteristics of line, absorbency or opacity.

Alongside this the work is driven by a process led/ rule based repetition, endurance and accumulation whose starting point is key aspects of the site the work is to be made for; its hierarchies, and energies of distribution as they relate to space. In addition to sound, increasingly he is interested in the role the body, its gestures, forces and presence have in his practice and the potential they hold in the development of future work in his rapport with space.

Burgoyne wrestles between a recording of a space-e.g. it’s physical, static volumes or dimensions with the perception and experience of moving in and around the space itself.

The resulting drawing installations, films and wall drawings Burgoyne sees as finite propositions, only completed or brought into being as a result of the context they are in. In doing so, inviting the audience to play a part in the completion of the work whilst challenge /and at other times liberate, our rapport with space beyond something contained and subsequently closed to further development.

BIOGRAPHY Greig Burgoyne was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

He studied at the H/A/K Vienna and MA painting Royal College of Art, London.

Recent Solo projects in 2013/14 include FAX Karst Plymouth (group show with Martha Rosler, Richard Wentworth &Clunie Reid); ApparatusL’Escaut Architectures Brussels; We are Oakwood Passage Stour Valley Arts, Kent (with Andrew Kotting); OMON RA The Drawing project IADT Dublin; We are all alternative structuresTAP project space Southend on sea UK (group show with Ian Giles); What is line and how does it move through space? Frost Art museum, FIU Miami Florida USA (with performance artist Yumino Seki);DécouvrirEspace 36- Centre D’art Contemporain, St Omer France; Dromology –the logic of space South square gallery Bradford UK (with Jack Brindley)

Other forthcoming projects in 2015 include Centre for Recent Drawing London &Scapelands Drawing Box Belgium

His work is in numerous collections including The Russian State museum, Swiss Bank Corp, TI Group art collection, Stadt Mainz, Bank of Montreal & DAAD Bonn.

Burgoyne is Senior lecturer in Fine art at UCA (University for the Creative Arts) Farnham UK

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