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Gareth Proskourine-Barnett

Gareth graduated from Central Saint Martins MACD in 2011 and is currently a VL at Birmingham City University. In 2012 he exhibited at the Moscow International Young Artist Biennial with his work 'Brut Camp', a Brutalist 'utopia/dystopia' built using concrete rubbings from the Balfron Estate in east London.

In May 2013 Gareth published 'How Buildings Kill', the first book from Tombstone Press, featuring writing from Owen Hatherley, Ken Hollings and an interview with Jacqueline De Jong (S.I), illustrated by Gareth. You can read a review here.

Gareth is currently completing a 4-month artist residency at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, working on a body of work that responds to the city of Bangkok, examining the physicality of space through architecture. Based on a series of walks through the city he is exploring the transient nature of the street, the exoticism of the postcard and the city as a future ruin.

At the end of September Gareth is exhibiting his work, a re-interpenetrated series of 3-d spirit houses based on imaginary architectural ruins and a series of 2-d works combining digital and traditional drawing techniques.

As part of my residency he is writing a paper, that asks if traditional methods of reportage illustration can give a sense of place to a city such as Bangkok. Gareth proposed that within the modern urban landscape reportage illustration needs to look beyond the sketch - by examining how the space is used specifically in Bangkok and responding to that directly, he is attempting to get closer to the abstract qualities that define place.

His work is focused on investigating the urban landscape, exploring architecture and the idea of utopia.


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