Title: Shutter
YYYY: 2017

Recalling the work of the Abstract Expressionists, Bird’s Shutter uses a clear vocabulary of visual art consisting of lines, basic colours and simplified shapes. Adopting the same viewpoint for each one, there is a dogged, joyful emphasis on line and colour so that each image maintains simplicity and clarity of vision. It is precisely by extracting them from their context and looking beyond their functionality that the neat compositions of large areas of colour produce a contemplative response in the viewer. Yet at the same time, these same core structures are subject to subtle, yet detailed, variations that invite scrutiny. It is this close examination that evokes a more immediate connection between the viewer and the object. Each scratch, greasy finger mark and area of peeling paint reveals its recent and ancient history reminding the viewer of the object’s function and industrial background. — Jennie Anderson

120 x 90cm
Archival pigment ink print
Reverse mounted onto 10mm acrylic
Edition of 5

Commissions
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WeWork

Design Museum

Perth City Hall

Prince Akatoki

Location House

Avro

MMU Student Hubs

Hew Locke

Film Locations

Derwent House

The Guardian

Roasting Plant

River Studio

The Compound

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Glenn Howells Architects

Birmingham Municipal Bank

Mühle

Air Traffic Control Tower

Grand Hotel

Hillsborough Castle

Personal
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Ends

Vitsœ

Eureka!

Cooling Towers Pt.2

Tower Block

Shutter

Cooling Towers Pt.1

Jungle Junction

Holbrook Tower