Rod McIntosh

Rod McIntosh

Elmsted, Kent, United Kingdom

About Rod McIntosh

Process is central within the painting practice of Rod McIntosh. His mark making has a fluidity and honesty that reveals itself through a muted pallet of monotones. This lends the work a striking and minimal appearance, which coalesces with the quiet sensitivity to his materials, time invested and action. Presence and concentration is key to his practice in cultivating a meditative quality. Examining his temporal gestures, alongside ideas of mindfulness, permanence, attachment and acceptance.

For McIntosh the provenances and particular characteristics of each material are of great importance. Following closely traditional eastern recipes for archival inks and pastes he works upon delicate Chinese papers that absorb every fluid gestural movement as he accepts the brevity of a final committed action.

With his body, the breath along with materials, and repetitive often-obsessive processes, focuses an attention to the present. Observing and recording the moment of creation within a continuum.

He speaks of them as;

“Physical meditations, that offers himself, and the viewer, a moment to pause.”

Education

1988-1992 – BA (Hons) Fine Art

Events

Awards
2017 - Awarded 'Emerging Artist of 2017' by the National Open Art Competition.
2017 - Shortlisted for the 'Secret Art Prize', managed by the Curious Duke Gallery, London
2017 - Second commission for VIP Areas of World Dream part of the Dream Cruise Line operating out of Hong Kong.

2016 - Selected for The National Open Art Competition. http://www.nationalopenart.org
2016 & 2015 - Pure Arts Group, selected as one of the artists to be represented throughout the year. http://www.pureartsgroup.co.uk

2015 The People’s Choice Award for ‘Thirty for Thirty’, selected as one of 30 artists to work on a competition run by Buro4, Project Management Design and Management Company. Working with a Foster + Partners building. http://thirty-for-thirty.com/

Exhibitions

Forthcoming
November - The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn NYC
December - Context, Art Miami, represented by Turner Barnes Gallery

Selected Shows
2018 – ‘Makers Mark’, selected group show at no format Gallery, London
2017 – Selected for National Open Arts Competition Exhibition, Barge House, OXO Tower Wharf London
2017 – ‘Marks’, selected group exhibition 1831 Gallery, Paris
2017 – ‘Afternoon Tea – Works on Paper’, selected exhibition as part of Margate Festival, curated by Chiara Williams Contemporary Art
2017 – ‘A Free Moment’ selected exhibition at OXO Gallery, presented by FPS
2016 – Free Painters & Sculptors Open Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London
2016 – Selected for National Open Arts Competition Exhibition, Mercers’ Hall, London
2016 – Solo Show at Le Meridien Hotel, Piccadilly, London
2015 – Free Painters & Sculptors Open Exhibition 2015, Menier Gallery, London
2015 – ‘When Opposites Attract’ a two person show at Oil & Water Gallery, Wandsworth, London presented by Caiger Contemporary Art
2015 - ‘Thirty for Thirty’ group exhibition at The National Theatre, London to coincide with the publication of the book to accompany the project.
2015 – ‘In Conversation’ a curated group show with NOHO Artists, 7Dials Club, London.
2013 – Corporate solo show in Deeson Creative, Canterbury
2011 – ‘The Optimist’, Brick Lane Gallery, London – Selected show

2018 - The Accessible Art Fair, Bozar Brussels
2018 – Context New York, Art in the Hamptons, Affordable Art Fair NYC, represented by Kahn Gallery
2018 – The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, Victoria House, London
2018 – Affordable Art Fair Brussels, represented by Bristol Contemporary Art

2018 – Affordable Art Fair Battersea, represented by Bristol Contemporary Art

2017 – The Accessible Art Fair, Bozar Brussels
2017 - The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, Truman Brewery, London
2017 – Roys’ People Art Fair, Candid Arts, London
2017 – Affordable Art Fair New York, represented by Caiger&Liberty Gallery
2017 – The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, Victoria House, London
2017 – Affordable Art Fair Brussels, represented By Bristol Contemporary Art

2017 – Affordable Art Fair Battersea, represented by Caiger Contemporary Art

2016 - The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, Truman Brewery, London
2016 - Pure Arts Award Exhibition, Battle
2016 - Accessible Art Fair, Jewish Museum, Brussels
2016 – Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, represented by Caiger Contemporary Art
2016 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, Bloomsbury, London
2016 – Affordable Art Fair Battersea, represented by Caiger Contemporary Art
2016 – Affordable Art Fair Brussels, represented By Bristol Contemporary Art
2015 – Pure Arts Award Exhibition, Battle
2015 – Selected for the 10th Edition of The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London
2015 – Affordable Art Fair Bristol represented by Bristol Contemporary Art
2015 – SEEArt Fair, exhibiting as NOHO Artists. Tunbridge Wells
2015 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Arnolfini, Bristol
2015 - Selected for The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, Bloomsbury, London
2015 – Affordable Art Fair Battersea & Hampstead, represented by Caiger Contemporary Art
2015 – Affordable Art Fair Brussels, represented By Bristol Contemporary Art
2014 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane London
2014 – SEEArt Fair, exhibiting as NOHO Artists. Tunbridge Wells