Copse, 2014, 104 x 86 cm, Limited edition print, 1/3

Boondocks, 2013, 141 x 70 cm, Limited Edition Print, 1/3

Vespertine, 2012, 115 x 84 cm, Limited edition print 1/3

Kudzu, 82 x 93 cm, Limited edition print, 1/3

Holt, 104 x 79 cm, Limited edition print, 1/3

Undertow, 2012, 95 x 93 cm, Limited edition print, 1/3

Eyrie, 125 x 72 cm, Limited edition print, 1/3

Inland Sea, 95 x 83 cm, Limited edition print 1/3

Apiary, 80 x 85 cm, Limited edition print, 1/3

 

Suzanne Moxhay

 

 

Tim Ellis’s unique approach to art-making crafts a ubiquitous logic from the haphazard and coincidental. By drawing mental and tactile relations between materials and subtly altering their forms, Ellis highlights a sensitive interlacing between artifice and natural order. In Ellis’s work found objects such as plates, vases, and Christmas tree ornaments are reconfigured to become assemblages of totemic significance. His practice revolves around his idea that “a being has a primeval desire to want to belong to something greater than oneself. This ‘wanting to belong’ manifests itself in both the production and consumption of cultural artefacts. Whether in isolation or as a collection, artefacts are dependent on a creator, mediator and audience. His work juxtaposes a culturally diverse collection of objects questioning their value and original purpose. The viewer is forced to engage in the notions of value, authorship and display.

 

 

Biography

 

Born Chester 1981

Lives and works London

 

 

Education

2004-2007    Post Graduate Diploma:Fine Art , The Royal Academy Schools

2001-2004    BA Fine Art: Painting, Chelsea College of Art

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014             FintaRealta, TEN Gallery, Milan

2010             Feralis, BEARSPACE, London 

2008             Borderlands, Jerwood Space, London 

2008             Borderlands, Tricycle Gallery, London 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014             Under Nature / Andrea Ingenito ContemporaryArt, Naples, Italy; Up and Coming Award/ Kids of Dada, Hoxton ArtGallery, London (Joint winner)                                                         Espy Photography Award, Elysium Gallery, Swansea; Slipping Geometries / Bearspace,  ART14, London

2013             The Wisdom of Escape, Nancy Victor Gallery, London; TheRoyal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Human Made Things,                                               ASPEX Gallery, Portsmouth; AI/ BEARSPACE ,  Art Projects,London Art Fair

2012             Aftermath,  BEARSPACE, London; Brave New World,  Art Projects, London Art Fair

2011             Saatchi’s New Sensations/ The Future Can Wait, Victoria House, London; Anthology,  CHARLIE SMITH, London; Afternoon Tea, 54th Venice Biennale, Italy

                      Royal Academy Editions (Print Commissioned), Royal Academy of Arts; Constructed Landscapes,  Royal Academy of Arts; Virtually Real, Stanley & Audrey                                     Burton Gallery, Leeds; Feudal,  Art Projects Space, London Art Fair

2010             World Within Worlds,  BEARSPACE, London; Intermission, Hoxton Town Hall, London

2009             Earth: Art of Changing World,  Royal Academy of Arts, London

 

Awards and Residencies

2014             Kids of Dada Up and Coming Award (Jointwinner)

2008-2012   Print Fellow, Royal Academy School; Artists Residency, Florence Trust Studios, London; Shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries

2007             The Dunoyer de Segonzac Award

2006             The Landseer Award; FSA Ambitious Works Award

 

Press

ArchitecturalDesign, ‘Dualism is Dead: Long Live the Pastoral’ 2013

Art World Magazine- October 2007

The Guardian- July 2008

Digital ArtsArticle- September 2009

A-N- February2010

BBC CultureShow- June 2010