Piers Bourke - Contemporary Artist - Loughran Gallery

 

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Piers Bourke's work plays with space and form. He combines heightened photographic images with three-dimensional structures (sometimes organic and random, sometimes geometric and ordered) to create challenging re-interpretations of reality.

 

Bourke first studied at the Chelsea College of Art and Design and graduated in Fine Art from The University of the West of England in 2001. Since graduating, he has exhibited in solo exhibitions across London, New York and Singapore as well as at international art fairs.

 

Bourke creates experiments in linear form by taking photographed environments and showing them from various vantage points, creating the illusion of depth and three-dimensionality. He extracts landscapes, objects and everyday environments and elevates them from their ordinary status, creating new spaces which lack true logic but retain a sense of normalcy.

 

Created using digital prints on wooden panels, there is a paradox between traditional and contemporary materials. Likewise there is also a duality between representation and abstraction - from oblique angles the works are almost entirely abstract, the subject matter only reveals itself from the frontal vantage point. For his first exhibit in Asia, Bourke has produced Hong Kong specific works, providing a new perspective to a familiar cityscape.

 

Underlying Bourke's creations is the motivation to highlight the beauty and intricacies of everyday objects, including stamps and buildings and even the iconic London phone boxes, subject of his series "Soon to Be Removed”.