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Ken Palmer - Works based on themes derived from science and technology

2009 Gateway to the Goldfields - Digital Painting
2007 Red Circuit Plain 3 - 24x30cm - Acrylic and Print on Canvas
2008 Barrier Horizontal and Vertical - 60x40cm - Acrylic on Paper
2008 Big Tower - Digital Painting
2008 Exit from Pixelland - 30x40cm - Acrylic on Canvas

Biography

Ken Palmer

Born Glasgow 1944. Studied at Glasgow School of Art 1962-66, graduating in Drawing and Painting.
Since 1970s has worked on themes derived from science and technology
21 solo exhibitions in Britain, Germany and The Netherlands.
121 group exhibitions in Britain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, Spain,and Poland.
Works in private collections in Britain, France, Germany, USA, Australia and the Netherlands.

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Medium

  • painter in acrylic and digital

Location

  • Strathclyde

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Recent Exhibitions

21 solo exhibitions in Britain, Germany and The Netherlands
118 group exhibitions in Britain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, Spain and Poland.

Other Information

My painting has been based on ideas derived from science and technology since the early 1970s. This came about by trying to build up the complexity of my then abstract paintings. I did not want a too recognisable image and so I used visuals based on printed circuit boards. By the mid 70s I laid the circuit boards down to produce perspective views as in "Flight over the Electric City" . During the 80s as a member of the Open Circle Group I produced a number of works with composers and writers which we called "Interaction" . I have recently returned to this concept producing works such as "Shake Yer Wig" to the work of Jazz guitarist Jim Mullen. In the late 80s I produced a number of bas relief works which were limited in size because of the techniques I was using and they were fragile enough to give a transport problem. This was overcome in 1990 by realising that acrylic paint would allow me to work in the round and then stretch the work to produce a flat piece. This coincided with a move in my ideas which became based more on the biological sciences.
In the 2000s I bought a computer and added digital painting to my techniques. This has become a major part of my output.

Sadly Ken passed away on 29th December 2009. Instrumental in helping me when starting out with Scotland's Artists I will always be grateful for his help and guidance and friendship.

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