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 Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Rob Chavasse:

Rob Chavasse (b.1984, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, UK) lives and works in London. Received his BA in Fine Art from University of West of England (2008). Select solo shows include Frieze Focus, The Sunday Painter, London (2016); #7, Holy Motors, Hong Kong (2016); Braids, Jupiter Woods, Vienna (2016); The Doldrums, Interstate Projects, New York (2016); Burnout, Lockup International, London (2015); Ceremonial platforms, cosmoscarl.co.uk, online (2015); Earth wire, The Sunday Painter, London (2015); Sand in the disk drive, Rod Barton, London, UK (2014); Off Season, The Sunday Painted, London, UK (2013); Artic Blast, Rhys and Hannah Presents, Bristol (2008). Select group exhibitions include Space and time are reborn to us today, touring to Project Numbers, London and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK (2014); The Centre of the Earth is Molten History, Rod Barton, London, UK (2014); Palazzo Peckham, Palazzo Peckham, Venice (2013); Signs of the City, The Drawing Room, London, UK (2013); Lates, Barbican, London, UK (2011); and There is no there there, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK (2011).

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.