Rod McIntosh

Artist Statement

Rod McIntosh is an artist with his studio in the midst of the English countryside of rural Kent. He works between Kent and London as an exhibiting artist and is represented by several galleries and consultants working together to build a national and international profile for his work.


He studied figurative sculpture in Sheffield, graduating in 1992. He maintained a dynamic practice alongside a successful Arts Management and academic career until 2009. When he returned full-time to the studio.


His current work as a mark-maker lies within the tradition of drawing. With his body, the breath along with materials, and repetitive often-obsessive processes, focuses an attention to the present. Observing and recording the moment of creation within a continuum.


He speaks of them as; “Physical meditations, that offers himself, and the viewer, a moment to pause.”


AN INTRODUCTION TO MY PRACTICE


Process is central within the painting practice of Rod McIntosh. His mark making has a fluidity and honesty that reveals itself through a muted pallet of monotones. This lends the work a striking and minimal appearance, which coalesces with the quiet sensitivity to his materials, time invested and action.


Through rehearsal, the mark-making is an embodiment of a gestural flow with the breath that is privately performed.


For McIntosh the provenances and particular characteristics of each material are of great importance. Following closely traditional eastern recipes for archival inks and pastes he works upon delicate Chinese papers that absorb every fluid movement as he accepts the brevity of a final committed stroke.


Presence and concentration is key to his practice in cultivating a meditative quality. Examining his temporal gestures, alongside ideas of mindfulness, permanence, attachment and acceptance.


Artwork

Exhibitions

Forthcoming

October – Pure Arts Award Exhibtion, Battle

October – Selected for the 10th Edition of The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London

 

Recent Exhibitions

2015 – Affordable Art Fair Bristol represented by Bristol Contemporary Art

2015 – Autumn Showcase, represented by Caiger Contemporary Art, Wandsworth Town

2015 – When Opposites Attract - Two person show, Caiger Contemporary Art, London

2015 – Affordable Art Fair Hampstead represented by Caiger Contemporary Art

2015 – In Conversation - Group Show, NOHO Artists, 7 Dials Club, Covent Garden, London

2015 – Spring Showcase, represented by Caiger Contemporary Art, Fulham

2015 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, Bloomsbury, London

2015 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Arnolfini, Bristol

2015 – Open Studios, Kent

2015 – SEEArt Fair, exhibiting as NOHO Artists. Tunbridge Wells

2015 – Affordable Art Fair Battersea, represented by Caiger Contemporary Art

2015 – Affordable Art Fair Brussels, represented by Bristol Contemporary Art

2014 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane London

2013 – SEEArt Fair, exhibiting as NOHO Artists. Tunbridge Wells

2013 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Ambika P3, Marylebone

2013 – Selected for The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane London

2013 – Corporate solo show in Deeson Creative, Canterbury

2012 – NOHOArtists, London

2012 – Solo Show, Dawlton Barn, Kent

2011 – ‘The Optimist’, Brick Lane Gallery, London – Selected show

2011 – ‘@home’, Soho, London – Solo show

2011 – Palace Art Fair, London – Awarded ‘Best In Show’ Prize

2011 – Brighton Art Fair

2010 – Open Studio, Kent

2010 – Group Show, The ArtRoom, Ashford

Achievements & Awards

Competition name Organizer Position Date
National Open Art Competition NOA Winner Fri, 11/24/2017
Secret Art Prize Curious Duke Gallery Nominated For Wed, 01/11/2017
Pure Arts Award Pure Arts Group Winner Sun, 10/23/2016
Thirty For Thirty Buro4 Winner Mon, 10/05/2015

Press

Article Title Publication Title Date
Fair Blows The Wind For Charity FT Weekend Fri, 10/16/2015