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Gerard Tunney



A lot of my work is influenced by experiences of travel so the imagery focuses on hotel facades, restaurants, yachts, marinas, cars(including classic cars/racing cars). I am particularly interested in reflections in windows and this is a pictorial device that underpins and unites all of my work. I am fascinated by the real and the abstract possibilities that reflections create. This enables me to explore the contrast between a 'real' space and an 'illusory' reflected space. The dislocation of figures and scale; interiors looking outward; exterior views looking inwards etc. ,creates all sorts of visual possibilities, and this drives the work towards its final resolution
I studied for my Masters degree at the University of Northumbria but I lived in Cambridgeshire for a number of years and I frequently travel to London and Europe and this has been central to my works development.
Most of my paintings are acrylic on canvas which combines the spontaneity of watercolour with the sturdiness of oil paint. Acrylic dries fairly quickly so that I can generate an immediacy within the work as it progresses. So the paintings retain the element of freshness that I am always trying to capture .These technical experiences have enabled me to participate in demonstration classes for magazines ,books , workshops etc. I have shown widely across the U.K. but mostly across the South and London galleries.



STUDIED :
1975 B.A.(HONS)FINE ART. SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY.
1986 M.A. FINE ART.UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.
EXHIBITIONS :
2012 STORE STREET GALLERY, LONDON
2011/12 VILAS ART GALLERY, LETCHWORTH
2010/12 THE BANKSIDE GALLERY, LONDON.
2010 UNIQUE GALLERY, LONDON
2010 LA GALLERIA, LONDON.
2010 OBSIDIAN GALLERY, STOKE MANDEVILLE
2008 ARTISTIC GALLERIES, LONDON.
2007 THE RUSSELL GALLERY, LONDON.
2007 NUMASTERS & ART MOVEMENT, LONDON.
2007 RUIZ GALLERY, ELY.
2002/6 THE BISCUIT FACTORY, NEWCASTLE
2004 THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MARINE ARTISTS, THE MALL GALLERIES, LONDON.
2002 THE CHELSEA ART FAIR. LONDON.
2001 THE ART BOOK LONDON.
2000 THE TRADING COMPANY. LONDON.
1997 THE LOGOS GALLERY, LONDON.
1996 COOMBS CONTEMPORARY ART , LONDON.
1996 THE ROWLEY GALLERY LONDON.
1995 NEW ACADEMY GALLERY, LONDON.
1995 NORTHERN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, SUNDERLAND.
1994 NEW YORK GALLERY, YORK.
1993 ZELLA BELL GALLERY, THIRSK.
1992 ROY MILES GALLERY, LONDON.
1992/7 THE HATTON GALLERY, NEWCASTLE.
1990 SAYAT NOVA GALLERY, LONDON.
1990 SELLCOURT GALLERY, LONDON.
1989 ALBA FINE ART, LONDON.
1989 THE CENTAUR GALLERY, LONDON.
1989 CHALK FARM GALLERY, LONDON.
1988 MERZ CONTEMPORARY ART, LONDON.
1988 RIVERSIDE GALLERY, LONDON.
1988 ST. NAZAIRE GALLERY, FRANCE
1987 THE SOLOMON GALLERY, LONDON.
PLUS VARIOUS MIXED EXHIBITIONS ACROSS THE U.K.
RESIDENCIES AND ASSOCIATED STUDIO WORK:
BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET RESIDENCY.
AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BASED ON MOZART’S “THE MAGIC FLUTE” ,( TO
COINCIDE WITH OPERA NORTH TOUR PROGRAMME).
OPERA NORTH RESIDENCY (IN COLLABERATION WITH PRICE ,WATERHOUSE & COOPER).
NORTHERN SINFONIA RESIDENCY( ALSO AN EXHIBITION TO COINCIDE WITH PROMS WEEK).
WORK INCLUDED IN SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS BY ROTORVISION PRESS .
WORK INCLUDED IN SEVERAL DEAGOSTINI PUBLICATIONS LINKED WITH LONDON BASED STUDIO DEMONSTRATIONS.