Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm


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Rob Chavasse

Water Witching

Year 2015
Medium Risograph (unique print)
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Thu 30 April, 2015 at 9:00pm

Rob Chavasse:

Rob Chavasse (b.1984 Shoreham-by-Sea) lives and works in London. He received his BA in Fine Art from University of West of England (2008.) Recent solo and two person shows include: Frieze Focus, The Sunday Painter, London (2016), Holy Motors, Hong Kong, (2016), Jupiter Woods, Vienna, (2016), Interstate Projects, New York, (2016), Burnout, Lockup International, London, (2015), Ceremonial Platforms, cosmoscarl.co.uk, online, (2015), Earth wire, The Sunday Painter, London, (2015); Ghostie!, The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2014); Weekends, MilMa, London (2014); Sand in the disk drive, Rod Barton, London (2014); and Off Season, The Sunday Painter, London (2013). Recent Group shows include: Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London (2015), Thank you, Jupiter Woods, London (2014); Space and time are reborn to us today, And/Or, London and Project Numbers, London and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2014); PoohStyx, Site Festival, Stroud (2014); The centre of the earth is molten history, Rod Barton, London (2014); A sense of things, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2014), Cascading style sheets, Palazzo Peckham, Venice (2013), Signs of the City, Drawing Room, London (2013). 

Working with a range of materials and fabrication processes Rob Chavasse's work often references existing artworks. In Water Witching, Bill Viola’s name ripples under the surface of the water, affecting in and out of focus and slippage off the page. Captured as a photograph this transient effect is then printed using a risograph for its high-speed digital printing process. A recurring theme in his work is boundaries, where the edges of an artwork can fall/dissolve.