Gordon Close studied as a sculptor and his work, which is now predominantly paintings and drawings, has originated from the working drawings he made for life size figure compositions; sculptures that were fashioned from traditional materials referring to and making heavy use of Classical imagery. Now the drawings and paintings are of a world that embraces the domestic and everyday as well as history (personal and in the wider sense), folklore and myth. Narratives inhabiting a familiar timeless interior or pastoral landscape often contain references to the earlier sculptures.
1978 - 1982 Sunderland Polytechnic College of Art & Design BA (Hons) Fine Art
Northern Arts Awards in 1983, 1984 and 1986.
Aspex Galley, Portsmouth; Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Broadgate Arena, London; Queens Hall, Hexham; Blackheath Gallery, London; Sally Hunter Fine Art, London; Zillah Bell Gallery; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; Mall Galleries, London; Old School Gallery, Alnmouth.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The work contains all the elements and details of my larger compositions.
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