Liam Aitken (b. 1984) experiments in colour, composition and the act of seeing. His practice encompasses mixed media sculptures, digital drawings and paintings of geometric patterns made in response to autobiographical experiences, points in history, landscape, iconic architecture or natural phenomena.
Recent exhibitions include Interface at Syson Gallery in Nottingham, Seven, Caretakers House at Primary and the 2013 Nottingham Castle Open, where his work Totem, was awarded the Ian Robinson and the Syson Prizes. He is based at Primary studios in Nottingham.
After graduating from Nottingham Trent University, Aitken was a founding member of the artist collective Tether between 2007 and 2013. Tether’s projects include a number of online video broadcasts via the website Tethervision.co.uk. Other notable projects include 16 days residency at the Lombard Method, Birmingham, 2011 and This is it at the Royal Standard as part of the Liverpool Biennial in 2012. Between 2008 and 2010 he was also a co-director of the Wasp Room Gallery (Nottingham, UK) working with local, national and International artists including Debra Swann, Sam Dargan and collective Charlesworth, Lewandowski and Mann.