ELLIOT MINOR
    I am currently studying a BA in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art, and prior to this, had studied Architecture for a year at the Manchester School of Architecture.
    My work is strongly centred around certain structural forms and shapes, natural or not. It is about looking at the work/subject close up- look at it as though it were an abstract, focus on the details the patterns and the geometric forms. Some have a mechanical quality and even when looking precise and ordered, also display a rough childlike tendency. Looking into experimentation, I will have a preconceived idea of what I want but often I will not know the outcome of each painting, allowing a sense of spontaneity and randomness. Shape and form are important, but the use of colour is also paramount. I like to look closely at colour and its characterful nature- colour in many ways represents the individual. Finally it is about the life of the work, I’d like to think artwork can be lyrical and have rhythm, this is what I want to set out to achieve.

    I’d say I was an abstract figurative painter who takes inspiration from the human form and the broader natural landscape.

    Collections:
    Private Collections in UK, Greece and USA
    University of Manchester, School of Arts Languages and Cultures

    Exhibitions:
    Salon des Refusés 2014, London.
    MadLabs Group Exhibition, Manchester, 2014.
    ( Marzia Frozen Gallery, Berlin, Fall/Winter 2013).
    Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture 2013 - Shortlisted.
    Weston Park Graduate Exhibition 2013.
    Radcliffe and Newlands London Open Art Exhibition 2012.
    Manchester Art Group Exhibition 2012.

    Groups:
    Included artist for arTbridge (agency), Cork Street, Mayfair, London
    Member of the Stockport Art Guild

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