KRISS WADDINGTON

KRISS WADDINGTON

London, England, United Kingdom

About KRISS WADDINGTON


Born in England.Living in London UK.

Art school and self-taught.Even when i worked
in other jobs i found time to paint and draw.
My work consists mainly of abstract's,portrait's,abstract figuration,landscapes and other subjects.
But definitions,categories,fashions and labels leave me fairly cold,indifferent.My work utilises a variety of mark making,effects,sources and approaches.
These remain my core interests.

Some of my influences are:
As a child at Christmas i saw Pieter Bruegels winter
scenes on Christmas cards.Dutch16/17th century
painting/baroque art.
Godfried Schalcken portraits/candle light scenes
and the film: 'Schalcken the Painter' 1979.
William Dobson/Peter lely Tate Gallery.
J.M.W Turner.
British 20th century art:C.W Nevinson,Paul Nash.
Early 20th century modernism.Sophie tauber Arp.
Expressionist films and paintings like Erich Heckel,
Fritz Lang,Munch.Max Beckman,F.W Murnau,Kirchner
Early J.Pollock,Early Hockney,early Kusama,early
Warhol only.Helen Frankenthaler.
Some Baselitz/neue wilden,Richter and
Lupertz.Some early 'Brit' Art.
Films:R.W.Fassbinders films,Wim Wenders,
post-war British culture and films.
Hanna Barbera cartoons.Spagetti westerns,
H.R Giger's 'Alien'(1st only).








Education

1981-82.
One year foundation course in Art and Design. Derby,England

1983- 85.
Studied Interior design in London's east end. (HND London college of Furniture E1).


Events


2021
Coloured drawings
2020
Series of abstracts
2016.
Continue work on oil paintings of head and figure distortion's, cluster abstracts.

31/05/2016.
A new series of ongoing brown ink and 'grey' Biro pen drawings exploring both abstract,landscape,old master and figure themes.

5/2015 to 12/2015.
Paint over fifty paintings all oil on canvas. Subjects consisting mainly of distorted images of Women's heads/faces, manipulated experiments with the
human figure and new cluster abstracts.

05/2015.
Begin working on oil paintings, each 16" x 12",based on photographic,internet and improvised sources/ studies and from drawings made in 2013 - 14.These studies are of distorted, manipulated and warped images of women's head's and figures related to cubist/surrealist ideas of space.

2014.
Make and experiment with coloured crayon drawings which distort, warp and manipulate photographic space.   
2004.
Visited Keith Coventry,'New Works' exhibition.December,Rove Gallery.Hoxton.N1


2000-3.
Make white "Mass production" abstract paintings as a comment on mass consumer culture.

2002.
Make "Metallpfosten" collage (silver stickers) paintings.

2001-3.
Make star cluster,London bus ticket
and other fractured "motion collages",layered "painted" spaces created from fragile daily used throwaway utilities/adverts representing a dislocation/remove from/distortion of city life and travel.

2000.
Jan-July, paint "Custer" abstracts,make small "sculptures"/spheres.

1999.
Make a number of paintings based on improvised and appropriated sources.Each 72" x 66",acrylic/mixed media on canvas.

1999.
Visited Jackson Pollock exhibition.Tate gallery.

1998.
Visited (March) Piero Manzoni exhibition,serpentine gallery,London.

1998.
Make,paint set of 32 "Small Powers" paintings.

1997.
Paint "Mirror" abstracts.

1997.
London ICA. Attended talk given by Michael Bracewell and Billy Name (of silver factory infamy).

1995-96
Worked in old shop/studio. (Paintings destroyed). Kingsland road, Shoreditch E2.

1994.
Visited Joshua Compston's "Fete worse than death" artist's street fair.EC 2.

1985.
Stayed in Berlin for a few months.Saw underground art shows and clubs.

1985.
Visited Plight installation by Joseph Beuys at Anthonyd'Offay gallery.



Lives and works in London.

Exhibitions

28/04/2018
Featured in Saatchiart collection: 'Clean Lines' New Geometric Abstraction (Reflection in a bathroom mirror).

21/01/2016. Atlantic ocean ( Cluster abstract I ). Bought by German collector.

2/10/2015. (Cluster abstract II). Bought by American collector.

06/04/2015. 'Cluster abstract' painting, featured on Saatchiart home page 'All things Abstract' collection.

23/03/2015. 'Aftermath 1999' painting,featured on Saatchiart home page 'Big and bold: Large works for $5000 and under'.

1993
John Russell Taylor critics choice. Mary McGowan gallery. Notting Hill. London.

1994-95
Alternative arts galleries project. Marylebone. London.

Tram depot open studio. Dalston E.5.

Alternative arts.Spitalfields E1.

Open studios Old British Rail lost property depot.Westbourne park.London.W.11.

2002
New Inn Yard gallery.Shoreditch.London.E1.