Studio resident 2019- :
Felix Carr’s work is marked by an emphasis on the formal processes on painting and its capacity fo ambivalence and allusion. Teasing certain aesthetic tropes and culturally engrained motifs of art- historic significance, he explores formalism via an interrogation of abstraction. In exploiting the physical, sensory associations of gestural painting, Carr questions archetypal associations with what is regarded inherently sensory, subjectively-led discipline, whereby the works offer themselves to a wider study of self-expression that is both humorous and sincere.
In this respect, Carr employs painting as a tool that one is able to use to conceal references pertaining to an inherited visual conscious, that is increasingly arbitrary and fragmented. Trappings of a late modernist vernacular recur and are toyed with in an attempt to define a social language of painting, one that traverses flippancy and wider communal application.