Education: University of Brighton MA and Turps Art School, Studio Painting Programme
Chris Gilvan-Cartwright aka The Baron Gilvan is a contemporary British painter. Originally conceived as a conduit for his own creativity, The Baron is the governor of all Chris’s works, the character through which it all must flow. His paintings are realised by applying the paint through automatism, drawing rabid-like and directly wet into wet using whats at hand, charcoal, spray paint, rags, fingers, oils and acrylics.
2018 ‘Turps artist for the day’ Flowers Gallery, Cork St London. 2018 ‘Set 24 Turps painters’ The Art Academy, London SE17 2015 Wet and Dry, Observer Building Hastings with Matthew Burrows, Simon Burton, Gerard Hemsworth, Mario Rossi and Rose Wylie. 2014 Contemporary British Painting 42 Painters at The Crypt, London. 2014 The Winter Garden group show at James Freeman Gallery,London. 2014 The Baron Gilvan at James Freeman Gallery, London. 2014 Tenuta Dello Scompiglio residency ‘Sisters of Hera’ 20-21 Sept 2014 Jerwood Gallery, Hastings-Museums at Night : The Barons Art School 16th May 2013 Pertwee Anderson Gold Gallery, london Landscapes alongside ‘Masters of Reality’ with Darren Coffield 2013 Phoenix Gallery,Brighton 32 Paintings incl Tom Hammick, Matthew Burrows, Alan Rankle 2012 Royal Academy Summer Show, London 2012 South East Open, Towner Gallery Eastbourne 2010 Michael West Gallery, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight – Foolish Romantics with Matthew Burrows and Simon Burton 2009 Long and Ryle Gallery, London – Remembered Landscapes 2006 Contemporary Art Projects, London – Hare Sprayed Streams 2006 East West Gallery, London – Prawn Biennale 2005 East West Gallery, London – Greetings From Another Place 2002 East West Gallery,, London – Land Light Fantastic 2000 East West Gallery, London – In the Spiritual Landscape
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