PSX_20201115_142606.jpg

About Balbinder

"The difficulty of abstract painting has been likened to playing tennis “without the net”. The rule is that there are no rules and so the requirement therefore becomes to “unknow” what one already knows.  Instead of producing representations of things that correspond to existing objects in the world, painting becomes the recording of impulse and gesture, that is, a differentiation in focus from the objective to the subjective. If the history of art over the centuries has tended towards the emancipation of form and colour and line and perspective from rote and rule then the complex melding of the decorative forms of pattern from the well spring of the unconscious, mediated through gesture becomes the stuff of art. These paintings exemplify and illustrate this process neatly and purposefully".

 

Education:

1996 – 1998  MA Fine Art, University East London, London, UK

1993 – 1996  BA Hons Fine Art, Hull School of Art & Design

1992 – 1993  Foundation Diploma Art & Design,  Jacob Kramer  College,  Leeds, UK

Awards & Nominations:

2019  2nd Prize Mercer Open Exhibition, Harrogate

2017  Highly Commended Mercer Open Exhibition, Harrogate

2010  2nd Prize Mercer Open Exhibition, Harrogate

1998  UEL Painting Purchase Prize, UEL, London

Exhibitions:

May 2022     Summer Show, Silson Contemporary, Harrogate, UK

September 2021 - March 20th 2022  Distillation Solo Exhibition at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

August 2021     Showcase Exhibition, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax

June 2021         Summer Exhibition, Silson Contemporary, Harrogate

October 2020  Scarborough Art Gallery Curators Choice - showing alongside the New Light Art Prize

August 2019    Mercer Open Exhibition, Harrogate UK

August 2017    Mercer Open Exhibition, Harrogate UK

October 2016  Inaugural Show Silson Contemporary, Harrogate UK

August 2014    Mercer Open Exhibition, Harrogate UK

October 2012  Mercer Open Exhibition, Harrogate UK

August 2010    Mercer Open Exhibition, Harrogate UK

August 2008    Mercer Open Exhibition, Harrogate UK