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Michael Denton

Michael Denton

Hometown: Hastings

Based in: UK

Michael paints, alongside creating audiovisual artworks under the name Overlap in collaboration with Anna McCrickard. Overlap are known for atmospheric audiovisual performances, installations and limited editions. Their music is also available online.
 
Michael's painting practice draws on and complements his audiovisual work, the multi-perspective viewpoints and textured surfaces of the canvases variously appearing as rock formations, weather patterns, or satellite views - recalling the landscape tradition of the sublime.
 
"I think of my painting process as ‘alluvial romanticism’.  Whether working with the liquid dynamics of paint or live visual mixing (VJ-ing), avoiding immediate interpretation is important, aiming to create works that give something different each time you return to them, like a favourite walk.  For both the visual and musical pieces, the right texture seems to trigger a legitimate motif – with the music it's a kind of melodic minimalism, which like the painting is very much about distillation - hopefully arriving at something which whilst easy on the ear/eye, has plenty of triggers for the imagination. In a world of ubiquitous, immediately interpretable imagery, a crucial purpose for abstraction is something universal yet personal, that’s not at the speed of words." 

Recent Overlap works explore the relationship between still and moving imagery, through use of discreet picture planes, obscuration techniques and implied motion within transitions. The view is in movie time but limited to flat photographic space, seen through a perceptual keyhole more akin to memories and dreams. 
 
They have developed a way of abstracting and combining imagery which has a musical or painterly logic rather than a narrative or conceptual based one, performing from Glastonbury to the V&A, their live visuals (VJ'ing) accompanying numerous music acts including The Chemical Brothers, Deadmau5 and NYPC. Overlap have released multiple albums and EPs, collaborating with musician Andy Dragazis (Blue States) and vocalist/violinist Eos.

Select screenings, installations and live performances include: the ICA, BFI and Tate Britain; British Ambassador’s Residence, Beijing; visual remix of the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour for the film’s gala premier at London’s BFI; Riders on the Mall/ROM; MUSZI, Budapest; Digital Graffiti, Florida; STRP Biennale at Strijp S, Eindhoven; Light Fantastic, House of Nobleman at Frieze; Splice Festival, London; B-Seite Festival, Mannheim; Videoformes, Clermont Ferrand; ISEA, Hong Kong; and Digital Decade 5, London.


16 works for sale

Wavefield 4

Michael Denton, United Kingdom

Limited Edition Prints

$ 940

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Wavefield 2 by Michael Denton

Michael Denton, United Kingdom

Limited Edition Prints

$ 940

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Squarewave 1 by Michael Denton

Michael Denton, United Kingdom

Limited Edition Prints

$ 690

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Squarewave 2 by Michael Denton

Michael Denton, United Kingdom

Limited Edition Prints

$ 690

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Cloud Falls by Michael Denton

Michael Denton, United Kingdom

Painting

$ 5,700

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Still Move Edge by Michael Denton

Michael Denton, United Kingdom

Painting

$ 5,700

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Vale by Michael Denton

Michael Denton, United Kingdom

Painting

$ 5,700

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Cay by Michael Denton

Michael Denton, United Kingdom

Painting

$ 5,700

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Further by Michael Denton

Michael Denton, United Kingdom

Painting

$ 5,700

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Recede by Michael Denton

Michael Denton, United Kingdom

Painting

$ 5,700

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Slide by Michael Denton

Michael Denton, United Kingdom

Painting

$ 5,700

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Mountain Gown by Michael Denton

Michael Denton, United Kingdom

Painting

$ 5,700

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Michael Denton In The Studio

"Attic Studio. Many thousands of hours painting, working on electronic works and music whilst listening to the water tanks and birds."

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More About Michael Denton

IconInspires

What inspires you?

Landscape.  Parallels between things that are normally categorised as different.  Learning from chance.

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Describe your creative process.

A mixture of control and random systems.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Landscape, Alluvial, System.

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Richard Dadd, Hercules Cegars, Albrecht Altdorfer.

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Water.

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Where do you go for inspiration?

Waves, rivers, trees and the manmade 'frames' that actually enhance our world. All the nowheres that become more interesting the more you look.


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Credentials

Education

Chelsea School of Art, MA

United Kingdom, 1985

Exhibitions

Veil, SeditionArt

2021

Folly, SeditionArt

2020

Verge. In association with VJB Arts, Long & Ryle and Seditionart, 60 Threadneedle St, London

2018

Jessica Carlisle Gallery, Stand G3, London Art Fair

2017

Summer Show, Paintings, Belgravia Gallery, 21 Maddox St, London W1

2015

Summer Show, Paintings, Cadogan Contemporary, Kensington, London

2017

Overlap/ Michael Denton exhibition, New Paintings and single screen video pieces on display with Jessica Carlisle

2015

Trees & Keys , Installation, Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards

2016

Aquatint / Different Fields, AV Set – Panorama (in association with Splice Festival)

2017

Project Space Tracce di Vapore at the Fabbrica del Vapore Arts Centre in Milano.

2017

Videoformes, Clermont – Ferrand,

2017

B-Seite Festival, Mannheim, Germany.

2017

GENERATE Shedhalle Tubingen Festival.

2015

House of the Nobleman, 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London

2016

Digital Graffiti. Alys Beach, Florida, USA – “finalists for the 2016 festival.

2016

Light Fantastic exhibition, House of the Nobleman, Frieze, 12 Hay Hill London.

2014

Awards

Zealous Digital Art Awards,

2018

Aquatint, 5 Screen Installation, ISEA2016, HongKong.

2016

Forest Tree selected for the STRP Biennale

2015

Shorlisted, final two, for Wallpaper Magazine,

2015

Winner for Forest Tree,18th Avanca multimedia festival,

2014

Aquatint, one of 5 pieces to be exhibited, Digital Decade 5

2017

Education

Chelsea School of Art, MA

United Kingdom, 1985

Exhibitions

Veil, SeditionArt

2021

Folly, SeditionArt

2020

Verge. In association with VJB Arts, Long & Ryle and Seditionart, 60 Threadneedle St, London

2018

Jessica Carlisle Gallery, Stand G3, London Art Fair

2017

Summer Show, Paintings, Belgravia Gallery, 21 Maddox St, London W1

2015

Summer Show, Paintings, Cadogan Contemporary, Kensington, London

2017

Overlap/ Michael Denton exhibition, New Paintings and single screen video pieces on display with Jessica Carlisle

2015

Trees & Keys , Installation, Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards

2016

Aquatint / Different Fields, AV Set – Panorama (in association with Splice Festival)

2017

Project Space Tracce di Vapore at the Fabbrica del Vapore Arts Centre in Milano.

2017

Videoformes, Clermont – Ferrand,

2017

B-Seite Festival, Mannheim, Germany.

2017

GENERATE Shedhalle Tubingen Festival.

2015

House of the Nobleman, 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London

2016

Digital Graffiti. Alys Beach, Florida, USA – “finalists for the 2016 festival.

2016

Light Fantastic exhibition, House of the Nobleman, Frieze, 12 Hay Hill London.

2014

Awards

Zealous Digital Art Awards,

2018

Aquatint, 5 Screen Installation, ISEA2016, HongKong.

2016

Forest Tree selected for the STRP Biennale

2015

Shorlisted, final two, for Wallpaper Magazine,

2015

Winner for Forest Tree,18th Avanca multimedia festival,

2014

Aquatint, one of 5 pieces to be exhibited, Digital Decade 5

2017

Press

Traction Magazine

2014

Audiovisual City

2018

SeditionArt

2020

SuperRare

2020

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