Thurrock artist shows 'visual parables'


Box 2The Perceptualist Eye

A show of art by Tim Harrold at the Well House Gallery, Horndon on the Hill 15 May to 10 June (see flyer below and

Tim defines 'Perceptualism' as 'the place where the conceptual and the metaphysical meet', and comes from the word 'perceive'. 'The Perceptualist Eye' is therefore about a way of seeing, a worldview, a certain perspective.

Informed by his Christian Faith and inspired by his pilgrimage through life with Jesus, many of Tim's pieces are in some way 'visual parables' - they have meanings that work on a number of levels.

Working mostly with mixed media, Tim brings together 'found objects' and rearranges them into new contexts, scenes and stories. Tim often incorporates words in the images he creates. This reflects his loves of graphic design and writing, especially 'found poetry'.

Methods used by Tim are:

  • Assemblage - 3-dimensional pieces and 'worlds in boxes'
  • Photomontage - collages using images and words from printed materials
  • Photography - using primarily the iPhone Hipstamatic app which allows in-camera treatments
  • Installation - larger, conceptual 'pop-up' works that have an interactive element, which can include sound

Tim's repertoire covers the commercial and the not-so-commercial. His art is not just about the intrigue of the visual but also the idea behind the image.

Tim has also taught art; illustrated books; used creativity in youth and community work; and created contemplative / meditative interactive installations for prayer initiatives across the Christian Faith community. With his wife Vera, he holds creative workshops, not on the 'how to' but the 'why do' of artistic practice.

Flyer can be downloaded using the link to the left

Perceptualist Eye 155-106 post


Tim Harrold, 07/05/2016

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