Chris Horner

Biography

Chris Horner graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art in 2012, and a Masters in Fine Arts in 2018 both at the University of Creative Arts. During this time his work has been exhibited broadly around the UK, most notably in May 2017 where his work was selected for the London International arts competition at the HLS Gallery in London, and an international arts festival in Venice, Italy, and an International Contemporary Art Fair in London.

Artist Statement

"The excitement for me is within the material, converting and transforming the original quality of a surface is what shapes my practice. This unravels a new beginning from what was seen previously and opens up many inquiries into new ways of thinking and recording data. I like to refigure the original identity and characteristics of already used surfaces and objects. How the unseen aspect and nature of a surface or object is commonly hidden and not thought of, I like to impose a new condition which uncovers new openings, taking away the concealed or non-exposed trait.” 

     “I like to install a gap into my working process, as I find the outcome becomes more interesting. This gap creates a constant break up between intention and process, which enables the overall form an essence of magic. I believe that functioning in this format creates moments of unpredictability, where one’s mind cannot comprehend what has occurred. This links to the viewer having an experience which only appears during duration of time. Where questioning can start to happen, how has this originated, and what procedures have gone into the creative and theoretical understandings of the artist? Other connection could be

    This immediate presence

    Visibility of work and space – environment

    To endure the viewer’s body into a performance of strange rituals – Maybe a similar physical gesture to which has been applied by the artist”

“An intense relationship with the particular surface I am working with becomes apparent, as an obsessive nature of mapping out starts to take shape. This form of mapping evolves from the original working process where shifts and changes are made to the surface leaving projected and textured marks. By highlighting this event it leads to new evolved avenues which constantly inspires me as the artist, and keeps me on this productive journey.”

Education

2016 - 2018 University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Masters in Fine Art 

2009 - 2012 University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, BA Honours Degree in Fine Art

2007 - 2009   Alton College, BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design

2006 - 2007   Basingstoke College of Technology, BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design

2005 - 2006    Basingstoke College of Technology, BTEC Introductory in Art and Design

Artist CV

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Open Art Exhibition, Allen Gallery, Alton, Hampshire

Anima Mundi  (Visions) - It's Liquid International Art Festival, Palazzo Ca' Zanardi, Venice, Italy 

The London International Art Competition,  HLS Gallery, Stoke Newington High Street, London

Iris Turns,  Bargehouse - Oxo Tower, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London

MA YR 1 Group Show, The Linear gallery, Farnham, Surrey

2016

Abstract Art Show, The Brick Lane gallery - The Annexe, Brick Lane, London

 2012 

Milk Money, The Redchurch St Gallery, Redchurch St, London

BA Degree Show, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey

2011 

Eat my Hat, 10 Gales Gallery, Bethnal Green, London

Inhabitant, Farnham Library gardens, Farnham, Surrey

Limn, The Spring, Vauxhall, London  

2010

Future Home, Future Homes, Wokingham, Berkshire

Solo Exhibitions

2016

Open Studio Exhibition, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey

Websites

www.chrishornerartist.com

www.facebook.com/chrishornerartist

www.instagram.com/chrishornerartist

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-horner-2b1a0a51/

www.chris.horner4@hotmail.co.uk