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Luke Gottelier EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Walking To Work
Luke Gottelier
Walking To Work

2010

Acrylic, oil and ties on canvas

288 x 180 cm
“I wanted to make a series of paintings that use super-basic representation, with images put together in a very simple way, just from a few lines,” says Luke Gottelier. “I’d also been collecting second-hand ties from the 60s, 70s and 80s and thought of colliding the two things together. You can think of it like needlepoint taken up to a grand scale: the ties are woven through holes I cut in the canvas to create the images. I like the way they restrict my approach to painting, their size and material quality is very limited compared to a pencil or brush; this creates unexpected routes to making a picture. The figure is mangled in the painting: a head at the bottom right, giant shoes walking above and the diagonal lines at the top which are the road.”
Ice Cream-Headed Birdman Fucking An Antelope
Luke Gottelier
Ice Cream-Headed Birdman Fucking An Antelope

2010

Acrylic, oil and ties on canvas

259 x 190 cm
“Absurdity is important to understanding my work and here I’m jokingly thinking about the Englishness of my paintings. The ties relate to the gentleman, The City, fathers, offices, the establishment. These are all things you are supposed to defy as an artist, but which you can’t avoid. Fabric also has a rich history in the story of art from the Bayeux Tapestry to Vermeer, Chardin, Matisse, Polke, Oehlen… I’m fascinated by different styles of painting and enjoy bringing a cacophony of references together, so the different styles of tie refer to different styles of painting. I make the background paintings first but they have to have something missing in them to make the ties work; I want just the right balance of conflict and compliment. The ties left dangling at the bottom of the canvas share the process of making with the viewer, but also have a pathetic quality which counteracts the riotousness of the paintings.”
A Garden
Luke Gottelier
A Garden

1997

Photograph

50.8 x 76.2 cm
A Garden
Luke Gottelier
A Garden

1997

Photograph

50.8 x 76.2 cm
California
Luke Gottelier
California

1997

Photograph

61 x 91.5 cm
Garden With Swimming Pool
Luke Gottelier
Garden With Swimming Pool

1997

Photograph

50.8 x 76.2
Landscape With Camel
Luke Gottelier
Landscape With Camel

1997

Photograph

50.8 x 76.2






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Luke Gottelier's BIOGRAPHY

Luke Gottelier

Born in 1968
Lives and works in London


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2007
Dart Paintings, Kate MacGarry, London

2005
Paintings of Animals and Leisure, Outpost, Norwich

2004
Quarters; 4 solo shows in 4 weeks, Whitechapel Project Space, London

2003
Luke Gottelier, Kate MacGarry, London

2001
What I Learned from TV, Window Gallery, Prague
Kill the Young, One in the Other, London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Use & Mention, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London

2008
Songs of Love and Hate, Ancient & Modern, London

2006
Off, Duke Street, Norwich

2005
Hot Spots, Essl Collection, Vienna
Friday Night, The Ship, London

2004
Fluxo de Arte, Belem Museum of Art, Belem
The Concert in the Egg, The Ship, London
The Bart Wells Institute of London, Hamish McKay Gallery, New Zealand
“but not as we know it…”, Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles

2003
Picture Room, Gasworks, London
Bart Wells Institute, Kapinos Gallery, Berlin

2002
John Moores 22, The Walker, Liverpool
Another Shitty Day in Paradise (curated by Luke Gottelier), Bart Wells Institute, London
Reality Check, British Council exhibition toured to Ljubliana, London, Zagreb, Prague, Cracow, Riga

2001
Modern Love, Hobbypop Museum, Dusseldorf & VTO, London
Just History, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv
The Bart Wells Gang, Bart Wells Institute, London

2000
Heart & Soul, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles
It May be Rubbish but its British Rubbish, Glassbox, Paris

1999
Near & Elsewhere, Photographers Gallery, London
Luke Gottelier, Tomoko Takahashi, Entwistle Gallery, London
NatWest Painting Prize (cat.), Lothbury Gallery, London

1998
Nobody Helps Anybody (curated by Luke Gottelier, Thomas Helbig and Keith Farquhar), Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London
Printemps 2, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London
Surfacing, ICA, London

1997
Gonzo (curated by Luke Gottelier), Bethnal Green Police Station, London
Artists and Their Spread (curated by Luke Gottelier and Stuart Cumberland), 53 Exmouth Market, London

1996
Nhoj (curated by Luke Gottelier and Stuart Cumberland), 152 Curtain Road, London