Kieran Stiles – on form Artist in Residence 2022
Kieran is a leading British artist based in Oxfordshire. He has tutored workshops in the Ballroom at Asthall Manor for many years. Kieran’s residency at on form this year began during installation, when he made studies of sculptors moving and placing their work. During the exhibition itself, he will be making his own paintings and sketches in response to the sculptures and their surroundings. In the autumn, there will be an exhibition in the Ballroom of the work made at on form.
There will be a series of tutored classes providing creative and inspiring ways of connecting with the sculptures and gardens. Further details and booking of these classes can be found on the links below.
The artist residency culminates in an exhibition of paintings, drawing and film at Asthall Manor.
Private View Thursday 29th September 6-8pm
Exhibition dates 30th September – 20th October. Open Fri – Sun 11-5pm and also by appointment.
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Kieran’s paintings begin outside, often in the landscapes of Cornwall, where he originally trained studying Fine Art at Falmouth. These works are then developed and refined over subsequent weeks in his Oxford studio. Each is a unique expression of a particular place. Layers of oil paint are superimposed with fractured marks, dashes and splatters that capture the spirit of a continually changing landscape. These evocative images are full of vitality, fizzing with life and electric colour.
Kieran lectures at The Ashmolean Museum Oxford in connection with their major exhibitions, and in 2019 was Visiting Research Fellow in the Arts at Merton College, Oxford, where his exhibition ‘Lightscape’ curated by Flora Fairbairn was listed as a Top Pick in the Saturday Times by Rachel Campbell-Johnston. He also founded and runs Oxford’s independent art school Art Courses Oxford, which specialises in developing innovative and assessable ways people can explore art and their own creativity.
View Kieran’s work evolving throughout on form on Instagram here