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JIM GRUNDY

Jim Grundy’s acrylic paintings on canvas and paper are inspired by the rich and complex patterns and forms found in nature. The compositions are developed using mathematical processes such as symmetry, reflection, and rotation. Over time, the relationship and balance between the color intensity, shape, size and weight of each element crystallize.

 

Travelling often provides the stimulus for new work. One series of paintings were drawn from the colors and rock formations of the landscapes of the great national parks in Colorado referencing Native American pottery and textiles designs. In the same vein, floor and wall tile patterns, especially from the historic towns of Spain, have provided the catalyst for a series of paintings inspired by the distinctive colors of traditional Spanish houses. Displays of intricate lacework in Bruges shop windows and the experience of seeing the colors and decorations of ancient Egyptian tombs in the Valley of the Kings have also provided a rich source of inspiration. Closer to home, the colors, intricate structures and underlying mathematical order of plants in his London home are a constant source for further exploration.

Selected exhibitions

 

2022 Steidel Contemporary – Affordable Art Fair Battersea Dulwich Festival – Open Studio

2020 Steidel Fine Art - Art Palm Beach

2019 Steidel Fine Art – Red Dot Miami

         Steidel Fine Art – Olympia Art Fair

         Dulwich Festival - Open Studio

2014 Dulwich Picture Gallery - Friends Open exhibition

2013 Dulwich Festival - Open Studio

          Jeannie Avent Gallery - Solo exhibition

2005 Dulwich Festival - Open Studio

1993 Gallery 47 - Paintings by Sean McCracken, Rosey Briggs and Jim Grundy

1992 Morley Gallery – Tate staff exhibition

         John Jones Gallery – Artists in the Arts

1991 The Art Haus Gallery – Solo exhibition

1990 Galerie Dagmar – Paintings by Graham Crowley, Peter Ellis and Jim Grundy

1986 Soho Poly Theatre Gallery – Solo exhibition

1984 Norfolk House, Deptford – Open Studio

         Maidstone College of Art Gallery – Solo exhibition

         Woodlands Art Gallery – Paintings and sculptures by Jim Grundy, Jane Harris, Jiri    Kratochvil and Victoria Moiseiwitsch

1983 Norfolk House, Deptford – Open Studio

         South London Art Gallery – Ten artists from Space Studios

1982 Lewisham Concert Hall Gallery – Space Studio Artists

1981 Greenwich Theatre Art Gallery – Solo exhibition

1979 Rye Art Gallery – Recent Graduates from Maidstone College of Art

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