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Goldsmiths
CCA

Exhibitions

Fit For A King, 2023, Painted warp, hand woven cotton over canvas, 122 x 122 cm (framed)

A Spell, 2021, Painted warp, hand woven cotton over canvas, 145 x 100 cm (framed)

Lonely Little Cheetah, 2017, Painted warp, hand woven cotton over canvas, 37,5 x 36 cm (framed)

Fit For A King, 2023, Painted warp, hand woven cotton over canvas, 122 x 122 cm (framed)

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Mark Corfield-Moore (b. 1988, Bangkok) will create a major new body of work as part of Goldsmith CCA’s Episodes series. Corfield-Moore is a painter whose practice holds hand woven textiles at its core. An understanding of fabrics as integral to nomadic objects is fundamental to his work. Investigating the historic use of textiles in the production of rugs and tents in his treatment of fabrics, and his practice at large is rooted in this sense of literal and symbolic transience.These ideas draw, in part, on the artist’s own mixed Thai and British heritage, a diasporic identity he consciously reflects upon and interrogates in his work.

Utilising a distinctive technique based on ikat, a process he learnt in northern Thailand, the artist eschews the traditional method of binding and dyeing by painting directly onto the warp threads. Winding the threads on the loom further complicates and distorts the image resulting in a unique glitchiness or what he calls a ‘fizzy heat’. The instability of the form reflects his interest in the nature of both personal memory and collective history, a meditation into our evolving relationship with the past. In the works images of buildings and objects are positioned alongside evocative texts, to humorously and pointedly overlay recollections of moments, meals, and conversations with specific sites.

BIOGRAPHY

Mark Corfield-Moore (b. 1988) was born in Bangkok and lives and works in Hastings. Previous solo exhibitions include Volt, Eastbourne, UK (2023); Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2022); Cob Gallery, London, UK (2021); and Wolfson College, Cambridge, UK (2018). Selected group exhibitions include Spazio Musa, Turin, Italy (2023); Galerie Slika, Lyon, France (2023); Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2022), Swedish Institute, Paris, France (2022), Turner House, Cardiff, UK (2021), Galerie Britta Rettberg, Munich, Germany (2021), Platform Southwark, London, UK (2021); New Art Centre, Salisbury (2020), Plain Gallery, Milan, Italy (2020), Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (2020).

EPISODES

Episodes is an ongoing series of solo presentations that cuts through the main programming at Goldsmiths CCA and provides a counterpoint to the larger-scale exhibitions. Spanning installations, screenings, discursive events and new commissions, the focus of this programme is to provide an experimental platform for emergent practices.

Mark Corfield-Moore (b. 1988, Bangkok) will create a major new body of work as part of Goldsmith CCA’s Episodes series. Corfield-Moore is a painter whose practice holds hand woven textiles at its core. An understanding of fabrics as integral to nomadic objects is fundamental to his work. Investigating the historic use of textiles in the production of rugs and tents in his treatment of fabrics, and his practice at large is rooted in this sense of literal and symbolic transience.These ideas draw, in part, on the artist’s own mixed Thai and British heritage, a diasporic identity he consciously reflects upon and interrogates in his work.

Utilising a distinctive technique based on ikat, a process he learnt in northern Thailand, the artist eschews the traditional method of binding and dyeing by painting directly onto the warp threads. Winding the threads on the loom further complicates and distorts the image resulting in a unique glitchiness or what he calls a ‘fizzy heat’. The instability of the form reflects his interest in the nature of both personal memory and collective history, a meditation into our evolving relationship with the past. In the works images of buildings and objects are positioned alongside evocative texts, to humorously and pointedly overlay recollections of moments, meals, and conversations with specific sites.

BIOGRAPHY

Mark Corfield-Moore (b. 1988) was born in Bangkok and lives and works in Hastings. Previous solo exhibitions include Volt, Eastbourne, UK (2023); Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2022); Cob Gallery, London, UK (2021); and Wolfson College, Cambridge, UK (2018). Selected group exhibitions include Spazio Musa, Turin, Italy (2023); Galerie Slika, Lyon, France (2023); Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2022), Swedish Institute, Paris, France (2022), Turner House, Cardiff, UK (2021), Galerie Britta Rettberg, Munich, Germany (2021), Platform Southwark, London, UK (2021); New Art Centre, Salisbury (2020), Plain Gallery, Milan, Italy (2020), Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (2020).

EPISODES

Episodes is an ongoing series of solo presentations that cuts through the main programming at Goldsmiths CCA and provides a counterpoint to the larger-scale exhibitions. Spanning installations, screenings, discursive events and new commissions, the focus of this programme is to provide an experimental platform for emergent practices.

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