Gavin Porter is a Belfast born artist based in Co Sligo. His art practice consists of painting, drawing, sound and installation,assemblage and predominantly, printmaking.
By applying simple linear, often repetitive and reductive drawing techniques in an indeterminate way, my current work endeavours to reveal patterns and form amongst the seemingly unpredictable and chaotic, patterns which are discernable in the natural world around us, but also in the events and routines that govern our lives. . Each work on paper is executed with intricate detail and employs optical techniques referenced from historical engraving.
The resulting images are poised between the sublime and the absurd, incorporating elements of the real and the imagined, mimesis and abstraction
Central to these observations lies a fascination with science and the mechanics of nature, , entropy, erosion and evolution.
‘’ Forms depicted by Gavin Porter have a clear recurrent structure, but they seem to have no start and no end. They are in a continuous but unpredictable process of development, as if they were never to complete their forming. We can observe the same process in our everyday lives, filled with repetitive tasks performed as part of our daily routines and with efforts of which results can rarely be clearly predicted, our existence is built of patterns but is still full of uncertainty.”
Marta Slawinska, Curator In Isolation at Broadstone Studios, Dublin