• Chris Horner

  • Biography

    Chris Horner is a British artist who lives and works in Hampshire. He received his BA in Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts in Surrey, UK. He also completed his MA in Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts in Surrey in 2018.

    Horner's artwork explores the relationship between artist and material where he transforms pre used building objects into painted sculptural artworks. When he has free time away from his studio he finds himself supporting his farther in the building trade, so many of the materials he uses in his work comes from the building site. He creates experiments which originate from an invented movement known as an 'Unknown working process', this is when both building materials and art supplies are mixed together in order to find out how the materials and supplies function differently when put in an obscure process. He gets most excited when he starts to see something happening, shapes and forms morphing into one another as if the surface carries a sense of movement. Paint is then applied to the new reconstructed surface as he wants to acknowledge, describe and illustrate this state of transformation.

     

    "Chris’ practice explores a relationship between artist and surface which inherits themes such as converting, transforming and materializing. This experimentation with medium and surface conveys an organic and almost tactile notion of transforming bodies. Working hand in hand with the notion of chance and error, his work revolves around the creation of elements which read as physical imprints of the body in all its vulnerability and intimacy. The body need not appear directly in order to become a constant, pervasive presence. Through these objects , Chris maps our relationship to our bodies and surroundings, the physical and mental imprints we leave behind as time edges on, materializing new forms and possibilities, new rituals for existing, changing and evolving. This obsessive means takes the form of a particular ritualistic approach to handling and deconstructing these forms, in a routine - like process which allows for an ever - changing long - term relationship with the material."

    Extract taken from the essay Intimate Displacements

    by Claire Mead, Art Historian and Independent Curator

    www.clairemead.wordpress.com

        

  • Artist CV

     

    Education

    • 2016 - 2018 University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Masters in Fine Art 
    • 2009 - 2012 University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, BA Honours Degree in Fine Art
    • 2007 - 2009 Alton College, BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design
    • 2006 - 2007 Basingstoke College of Technology, BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design
    • 2005 - 2006 Basingstoke College of Technology, BTEC Introductory in Art and Design
     

    Solo Exhibitions and Projects

    • 2019
    • Remnants from Ewhurst, Surrey, The Old Diorama Arts Centre Gallery, 201 Drummond St, Regent's Place, London 
    • 2018
    • Sculptural Painting Configurations, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, Surrey 
    • 2016
    • Open Studio Exhibition, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey
     
     
     
     
    Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects
    • 2019
    •  'INGENIOUS!' Online Exhibition, http://www.artcan.org.uk/ingenious_2019
    •  FUBAR Exhibition, The Crypt Gallery, Euston Road, London
    •  Way Of Seeing, Deptford Does Art, 28 Deptford High Street, London
    • 'From ArtCan With Love', Fitzrovia Gallery, 139 Whitfield Street, London 
    • FLUX Exhibition, National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
    • FLUX Exhibition (Mini Masterpiece Wall), National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
    • Talking Point - ('A Watwei Show'), The Lethaby Gallery, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London
    • 2018
    • MA Degree Show, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey
    • Affiliate, Safehouse 2, 139 Copeland Road, London
    • Open Art Exhibition, (The Local Artists Wall), The George, Alton, Hampshire
    • MA Group Show, (Recent Works), The Linear gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    • Artrooms 18, International Contemporary Art Fair, Melia White House, Regents Park, London
    • "In bed with the Artists", Artrooms 18, Melia White House, Regents Park, London
    • Conversation on Card, Artrooms 18, (Arttrois Group), Melia White House, Regents Park, London
    • Building Bridges, Artrooms 18, (Arttrois Group),  Melia White House, Regents Park, London
    • Granular, Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London
    • 2017
    • Open Art Exhibition, Allen Gallery, Alton, Hampshire
    •  London International Art Competition,  HLS Gallery, Stoke Newington High Street, London
    • Iris Turns,  Bargehouse - Oxo Tower, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London
    • MA YR1 Group Show, The Linear gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    •  2012 
    • Milk Money, The Redchurch St Gallery, Redchurch St, London
    • BA Degree Show, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey
    • 2011 
    • Eat my Hat, 10 Gales Gallery, Bethnal Green, London
    • Inhabitant, Farnham Library gardens, Farnham, Surrey
    • Limn, The Spring, Vauxhall, London  
    • 2010
    • Future Home, Future Homes, Wokingham, Berkshire

     

     

    Achievements and Prizes

    • 2019
    • Selected / Shortlisted for the IT'S ART CALL 2019 Exhibition, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London 
    • Selected for the London Group Open Exhibition 2019, The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Rd, Waterloo, London
    • Selected for the ArtCan Open 2019 (Counter I Balance), Trinity Art Gallery, Unit 22 Hope St, Poplar, London
    • Longlisted for the London Contemporary Art Prize 2019, 32 Store Street, London 
    • Awarded an Artists Grant from Gane Trust
    • Selected for the FUBAR Exhibition, The Crypt Gallery, Euston, London  
    • Shortlisted for the Carpenter's Wharf Studio residency, Carpenters Wharf Studios, 4 Roach Road, Fish Island, London
    •  Featured in the RAMP ISSUE 2 Magazine, Criercrowd ezine 
    • Awarded The Eaton Fund Artists Grant from The Eaton Fund
    • Selected for FLUX Exhibition and FLUX (Mini Masterpiece Wall), National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
    • Artist talk on the collaboration between art and building making, Old Diorama Art Centre, 201 Drummond Street, Regent's Place, London
    • Awarded an Artist - In - Residence at the Old Diorama Arts Centre, Old Diorama Art Centre, 201 Drummond Street, Regent's Place, London
    • Selected for Talking Point - ('A Watwei Show'), The Lethaby Gallery, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London
    • 2018
    • Shortlisted for It's Art Call 2018, The Cult House, After Nyne Gallery, 10 Portland Road, Holland Park, London 
    • Featured in the July Edition of  Artness Contemporary Magazine, Artness Contemporary
    • Supported Artist Jonathan Parsons install his work Fossil Ocean Floor - in connection with Surrey Unearthed, Milton Court Farm, Dorking, Surrey
    • Symposium research talk on Systematic Instructions formulated from elements of chance, University for the creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey
    • Selected for Artrooms 18, International Contemporary Art Fair, Melia White House, Regents Park, London
    • Selected for "In bed with the Artists" (Interview / Talk), Melia White House, Regents Park, London
    • 2017
    • Featured in the October Edition of Spotlight Magazine, Circle Foundation Arts
    • Shortlisted for The London International Art Competition,  HLS Gallery, Stoke Newington High Street, London 

    Articles and Press

     
    Featured in the Circle Spotlight magazine October 2017
     
    Interview with Palette Pages - Artrooms Artist Interview with Chris Horner
     
    Interview with Diana Fernandez - A Pioneer With Authentic Style An Interview with Chris Horner
     
    Shefali Wardell in conversation with Chris Horner
     
    Flux Exhibition Artist Feature by Lisa Gray
     
    Interview with ArtCan - Artist Of The Month: Chris Horner
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Contact

    chris.horner4@hotmail.co.uk