Available Works

Biography

Oliver Durcan (b. 1991, UK) is a British artist whose practice revolved around paintings and installations inspired by film sets or imagery from computer-generated environments. Interested in the anti-romantic, the oil paintings are often iPad sized and encapsulate our handheld, miniature experience of imagery that historical painting immersed viewers in traditionally. The work replicates virtual locations or events like film-house introduction sequences and default smart device wallpapers to draw ties between motivations in historical painting and the escapist behaviours of today. Oliver lives and works in London, UK.

Education

Specialist Degree, Chisenhale Art Place, 2016-2017

BA, University of East London, 2010-2013

Diploma, Central Saint Martins, 2009-2010

Private Collections

Marx Hix Collection
Private collections in UK, Belgium, Switzerland and USA

Press

2019, Lucas Dupuy, Oliver Durcan, Stevie Dix, Valérian Goalec, Realf Heygate, Mimi Hope: The Form Springs, Art Rabbit

2019, Ghost Town, a Group Show at COHERENT, Brussels, Tzvetnik

2019, Realf Heygate, Young Artists in Conversation

Exhibitions

2020, Untitled, Zona Mista Studios, London, UK (Solo)
2019, The Form Springs, Senesi Contemporanea, London, UK (Group)
2019, L21 Curatorial Residency, L21 Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Group)
2019, Ghost Town, Coherent Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (Group)
2019, [un]dead Labour, Shipment, London, UK (Group)
2019, Mum, I Don’t Want to Be an Artist Anymore, Shipment, London, UK (Group)
2019, No Motion Occuring, Shipment, London, UK (Group)
2019, Sunburnt, Paradise Works, Manchester, UK (Group)
2019, It's Not Too Late to Seek A Newer World, You Know?, Shipment, London, UK (Group)
2018, Paper Cuts, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2018, HTTPS://, Sluice HQ, London, UK (Group)
2018, Mission to Touch the Sun: Pt. 2, Envclave Projects, London, UK (Group)
2018, Night Shade, The Boy's Club, London, UK (Group)
2018, Dreamworks, Limbo, Margate, UK (Group)
2018, Duty Free, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2018, Home Alone, Shoreditch, London, UK (Group)
2018, byIKO, Subsidiary Projects, London, UK (Group)
2017, The Worst Seats In The House, SET Capstan House, London, UK (Group)
2017, The Fear is Back, Chisenhale Arts Place, London, UK (Group)
2017, Ultra Sunrise, SET Alscot Rd., London, UK (Group)
2017, Blue Sky Thinking, SET Capstan House, London, UK (Group)