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David Harker
updated: 01/26/2013
website: www.axisweb.org/artist/davidharker
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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Willow Weeping
Maple
Hornbeam
magnolia
Oak
swamp cypress
wall drawings
wall drawings
hillside
trees II
monument II
vent
telegraph
ruin
leaves
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, pattern, abstract, landscape, architecture, memory, nature
 
 
Willow Weeping by David Harker
Willow Weeping
pencil
2012
Dimensions variable
Maple by David Harker
Maple
pencil
2012
Dimensions variable
Hornbeam by David Harker
Hornbeam
pencil
2012
Dimensions variable
magnolia by David Harker
magnolia
pencil
2012
Dimensions variable
Oak by David Harker
Oak
Pencil
2011
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swamp cypress by David Harker
swamp cypress
pencil
2012
Dimensions variable
wall drawings by David Harker
wall drawings
marker pen
2009
Dimensions variable
wall drawings by David Harker
wall drawings
marker pen
2009
Dimensions variable
hillside by David Harker
hillside
ink, acrylic and pencil on paper
2008
5" x  5" 
trees II by David Harker
trees II
ink on paper
2008
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monument II by David Harker
monument II
ink,pencil and acrylic on paper
2007
4" x  6" 
vent by David Harker
vent
oil on canvas
2007
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telegraph by David Harker
telegraph
pencil on paper
2007
0" x  0" 
ruin by David Harker
ruin
ink on paper
2008
10" x  20" 
leaves by David Harker
leaves
pencil
2009
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Influenced in part, by 19th century Japanese graphic art and contemporary Chinese printmaking my recent drawings resemble the texture of lines and dots found in etchings, woodblock prints and screen prints.In contrast to the traditional landscape frame some of the drawings define shape more explicitly giving them a fragmentary appearance. They function both as self contained images with their own sense of mass, space and depth while simultaneously appearing as floating textural fragments. The fragment I thought an appropriate visual equivalent of how a place is remembered and interpreted both personally and universally. Often the process of recollecting a visit to a particular location is prompted by a reference point which, through association, allows other characteristics of that location to be recalled. The absence of colour has allowed the structure of the image and the instinctive perception of nearness and farness to be evident.The images of trees are examples of an ongoing project entitled Species of Trees inspired by the work of classification of the English Landscape painter, Alexander Cozens. In 1771 The Shape, Skeleton and Foliage of 32 Species of Trees for the use of Painting and Drawing was published by Cozens illustrating the visible character of various species of trees.These drawings make space visible, the area around the tree, and also a sense of the volume and mass of the tree. Similar to the landscape imagery the trees appear as fragments taken out of context and out of the traditional pictorial frame whilst maintaining the formal elements of composition, space and depth which form an image.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Free Space Gallery Summer Exhibition, Kentish Town, London NW5; 2010/2011 the moment of privacy has passed, Usher Gallery, Lincoln 2010 Cafe Gallery Projects, London, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London; 2007 Postcards from the Edge, James Cohan Gallery, New York; Group Exhibition and Art Auction, Building Centre, Store Street, London W1; RSBA Gallery, Birmingham; Rowley Gallery, London; 2006 Menier Gallery, London; Seven Seven Gallery, London 2005; Margaret Harvey Gallery, St.Albans; Polish Art Foundation, Australia; 2004 Jerwood Space, London; Clerkenwell Green Association, London; Candid Arts Trust, London; Bracknell Gallery, Southill Park, Bracknell; 2003 Fovea Gallery, London; first-art, Dublin, Ireland; 2002 Florence Trust, London; Chocolate Factory, London; GalleryGF2, Soho, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town , London 2009 Westbourne Grove Church Artspace, London; 2006 Seven Seven Gallery, London; 2005 Withers LLP, London; 2004 Clerkenwell Green Association, London; 2003 Harding House Gallery, Lincoln

Awards

2012 The Eaton Fund for Artists, London 2010/2011 Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Award, London 2010 Fundacion Valparaiso Residency Award, Spain; 2009 Arts Council England London Grants for the Arts Award; 2007 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant; 2004 Jerwood Drawing Prize Shortlisted; 2001 Florence Trust Studio Award; 2000 Socrates Travel Award, Spain; 1999 Barclaycard Drawing Award

Residencies

2012 Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland; 2011-2012 Artist in Residence at The Kentish Town Health Centre, London NW5 2010 Fundacion Valparaiso Artist Residency, Andalucia, Spain; 2009 The Collection Studio, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, U.K. see http://davidharker.blogspot.com ; 2001 Florence Trust Studios, London; 2000 Granada University, Andalucia, Spain

Education

2001 BA(Hons) Fine Art, Hertfordshire University

Published Articles

ISSN 1749-4990 February 2008 at; www.axisweb.org/dialogue/davidharker Artist Newsletter February 2009  'Snapshots' p8

Collections

Private Collections; 'Paintings in Hospitals' Loan Collection, London; Collection of the Kentish town Health Centre, London NW5