Mike Pratt

UNTITLED
2013
oil, enamel, and sericol on canvas
98 3/8 x 70 7/8 inches

The works engage with frank and simple imagery, they stand as a remark; there is nothing sentimental or ‘worldly’, just a curiosity into the processes… Each action obliterates the last until the ‘right’ gesture has the final say. I have no problem recycling the ideas of others; I see this as my viewpoint – to select and covet from the existing to make the new. I see everything as a physical structure; this in itself demands reasoning, a competence to relate not only to its environment but to itself. The idea that a piece of work becomes self aware and insecure. – Mike Pratt

Mike Pratt’s solo exhibitions and projects have taken place at Extraspazio, Rome; Satellite Gallery, Newcastle; and Workplace Gallery at The Manchester Contemporary. Group exhibitions include Extraspazio, Rome; Moving Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; EMBASSY Gallery, Edinburgh; and The Royal Standard, Liverpool. Pratt lives and works in Newcastle.
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courtesy of the artist and workplace gallery, gateshead
gallery website: www.workplacegallery.co.uk