About Chris Billington

introducing contemporary and modern art from Cornwall based British modern artist

chris billington…

 

 “With their apparent lightness and bold use of colour (Billington’s) cohesive compositions entice us to really see.  In their reduced state they create spaces of strong symbolic force with a unique quality” 

Marcell Perse, Director, Museum Zitadelle Jülich  – October 2013 

 

Modern Art at The Juelich Museum, Germany ~ Chris-Billington November 2013

Modern Art at The Juelich Museum, Germany ~ Chris-Billington November 2013

 

 

Painting full time from his Cornwall studio Chris Billington pursues his art with an absolute passion for bold and experimental use of colour and  his contemporary art is a conduit that delivers a unique version of modern art into the 21st Century.

“I am continually exploring the abstract, with a focus on the metaphysical rather than the physical, submitting myself entirely to the unknown yet with an absolute faith and commitment to the power of abstraction.”

“My aim is to stimulate emotion by going beyond the limitations of predetermined ideas through painting.  I paint in an instinctive and impulsive way, always finding new ways of seeing and working, focussed on a belief in simplicity and colour and aiming for a balance and a sense of pictorial space.  A space defined not only by the picture’s structure but also its feeling, its sensation – my paintings are about energy.”

 

'Punk ~ The Transatlantic Paintings' exhibition ~ modern art at The Gallery Liverpool 2014 ~ Chris Billington

‘Punk ~ The Transatlantic Paintings’ exhibition ~ modern art at The Gallery Liverpool 2014 ~ Chris Billington

 

With colour as the key factor Billington’s work is informed as much by basic design ideas about colour relationships as it is influenced by the mystical landscape, the reflective sea, and the vibration of the pure light in Cornwall, the land that he grew up in.

Internationally recognised as being one of the most exciting British painters currently creating modern art today his exhibitions to date include the UK, USA, France, Germany, Holland and Spain, with work in museums and private collections worldwide.

 

Are You Receiving Me? (2014) - 12" x 12" - Punk: The Transatlantic Paintings - Chris Billington

‘Are You Receiving Me?’ (2014) – 12″ x 12″ – Punk ~ The Transatlantic Paintings – Chris Billington

 

Representation

♦ The ARThouse Gallery, Bournemouth ♦

♦ The Gallery, Liverpool ♦

♦ World Arts ♦

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Exhibitions

 

Solo

 

Punk ~ The Transatlantic Paintings

The Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool

November 07 – November 17 2014

 

Colour and Reduction –  landscapes to J. W. Schirmer

Museum Zitadelle Jülich, Jülich, Germany

October 19 – November 10 2013

 

Colours of Christmas

The Blake Gallery, Gravesend

December 3 – December 28 2012

 

2012 – Signs, Secrets & Symbols

The ARTHouse Gallery, Bournemouth

July 5 – July 24 2012

 

Lido

Stoneman Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

June 10 – July 2 2011

 

Black Kites, Eifel Gold

Atelier Räderscheidt, Bad Munstereifel, Germany

February 18 – March 18 2011

 

Falmouth Working Boats

Steele Gallery, Falmouth Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall

August 9 –  August 16 2010

 

Bright Future, permanent solo exhibition

Worldwide Financial Planning Head Office, Truro, Cornwall

July 4 2010  –  November 2014

 

Cornwall Open Studios

Falmouth, Cornwall

May 29  – June 06 2010

 

Chris Billington, permanent solo exhibition

Zafiros, Truro, Cornwall

November 4  2009  – present

 

Cornwall Heritage : Mines & Monuments

Spring Gallery, Falmouth Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall

August 18 – August 24 2009

 

Open Studios Cornwall

Falmouth, Cornwall

May 23 – May 31 2009

 

Group

 

Collectiva Internacional (ii)

La Llotja de Reus & Assoc ARA, C/ Plaza Prim c/ San Juan 3, Reus, Spain

April 17 – April 30 2013

 

Collectiva Internacional (i)

Galería Bernet,  Barcelona, Spain

April 10 – April 17 2013

 

Lille Art Fair

Lille Grand Palais. Lille, France

March 7 – March 10 2013

 

Xmas Exhibition

Peter Klashorst Gallery, Amsterdam

December 1 – December 2 2012

 

Christmas Show

The ARTHouse Gallery, Bournemouth

November 29 – December 21 2012

 

Tee Party Berlin

THE WYE, Berlin, Germany

October 20 – October 27 2012

 

25 x 25 geometrique

MICHAEL PICORON ART CONSULTING, Maubeuge, France

October 20 – October 21 2012

 

September Fest

Vibe Gallery, London

September 26 – October 2 2012

 

Carousel Cornwall

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

August 28 – September 2 2012

 

Night of Festivals

ArtReach, Nottingham

June 22 – June 24 2012

 

7 Deadly Sins

Villa Bondi, Marina di Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

June 1 – June 10 2012

 

Affordable Art Fair, Bristol

Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol

May 18 – May 20 2012

 

Art Dubai

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

March 21 – March 24 2012

 

quadriART

EAGL Gallery, Berlin, Germany

February 4 – March 31 2012

 

Christmas Exhibition with Matisse, Kandinsky, Bacon, Miro and Picasso

The Bristol Gallery, Bristol

December 20 2011 – January 31 2012

 

Six By Eight

The Bristol Gallery, Bristol

November 11 – November 13 2011

 

Discovery of The Universe

The Bristol Gallery, Bristol

October 1 – October 30 2011

 

Arte International

SBS Gallery, Manhattan, New York

July 8 – July 13 2011

 

The Celebration Exhibition

Studio 2091, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio USA

June 17 – June 30 2011

 

We are all in this together

Bureau Gallery, Manchester

May 31 – June 11 2011

 

The Eifel In Perspective

Kulturraum, Kall, Germany

May 16 – June 11 2011

 

International Museum Day Chris Billington/Johann Wilhelm Schirmer

Museum Zitadelle Jülich, Jülich, Germany

May 15 2011

 

Affordable Art Fair, Bristol

Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol

May 13 – May 15 2011

 

Eifelgold Chris Billington/ MAF Raderscheidt

Muna Goetze Gallery, Nideggen, Germany

April 3 – April 17 2011

 

Colectiva Internacional de Navidad 2010

Gallery Bautista, Valencia, Spain

December 1 2010 – January 30 2011

 

Stoneman Christmas Show

Stoneman Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

December 1 2010 – January 14 2011

 

Twitter Exhibition

Public Library, Moss, Norway

December 1 – December 30 2010

 

Summer Show Part 2

Stoneman Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

September 18 – October 23 2010

 

Schirmer 200

Kunst Akademie, Heimbach, Germany.

May 30 – October 31 2010

 

ART75

Jubilee Pool, Penzance, Cornwall

June 2010

 

Fal River Festival

Falmouth, Cornwall

May 29 – June 4 2010

 

Affordable Art Fair, Bristol

Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol

April 26 – April 28 2010

 

“Alphabet” Chris Billington & Sir Peter Blake

The Bristol Gallery, Bristol

April 24 – May 23 2010

 

90 Years 90 Artists

The National Trust, Levant Mine, St. Just

October 17 – October 30 2009

 

140 Exhibition

Grandon Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

September 5 – September 19 2009

 

The Canvas Project

Atlanta Airport Atrium Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

July 31 – September 4 2009

 

Truro Art Festival

Truro, Cornwall

May 2009

 

Fal River Festival

Falmouth, Cornwall

May 2009

 

Permanent Exhibition

The Lane Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

January 2009 – April 2010

 

Christmas Exhibition

City Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

November 18 – December 31 2008

 

Coast

The Queens Hotel, Penzance, Cornwall

August 1 – August 14 2008

 

Future Exhibitions:

Punk ~ The Transatlantic Paintings’, Studio 2091, Ohio. USA 2015



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