Godley has become one of the best, and best known, exponents of drawing using iPhone and iPad apps in the region and this work ably demonstrates that his drawing talent is just as expressive on a screen as it is on paper or canvas.
Mark Patterson, Nottingham Post
Mik Godley’s project Considering Silesia is a painters’ exploration of Anglo-German identity, a search engine journey through internet to canvas across his mothers’ contested land, examining conflicting heritages, cultural history, displacement, migration with contemporary social and political resonances.
These themes are observed in the context of our evolving relationship with the internet and accessible technologies (our digital “way of seeing”) focusing on ‘virtual expeditions’ to his mothers’ homeland and the analogue activity of painting – or on his iPad and mobile phone
Considering Silesia has been exhibited from Baltimore to San Francisco, London and Zagreb, receiving significant critical acclaim.
Enigmatic landscapes charged with psychological resonance…. An impressive combination of methodical observation and technical draughtsmanship matched by a mature understanding of the medium and just the right amount of spontaneity and freedom give these studies a real sense of urgency, energy and vitality.
Matt Price, (Flash Art, Art Review), saatchi.gallery.co.uk
Solo Exhibitions [Selected]
|2015||Considering Silesia: iPad & phone work. Leeds University Fine Art, UK.|
|Portrait of Hockley, St Anns and Sneinton. Light Night festival & City Arts, Nottingham, UK.|
|2014||Field Study 365. Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, UK.|
|2010||Nazi UFO’s @ TotalKunst. TotalKunst Gallery, Edinburgh Art Festival. UK.|
Group Exhibitions [Selected]
|2015||The Usher Gallery, Lincoln|
|2014||H-Project Space, Bangkok & Transition Gallery, London, UK.|
|From A Dizzying Height . Document Sudetenland. [with Rebecca and Katy Beinart] Primary, Nottingham, UK.|
|2013||The Mark. Harrington Mill, Long Eaton, UK.|
|2011||Counterpoint. Platforma festival, London, UK.|
|Home Insecurities. The Great Central, Leicester, UK.|
|The Bookmark Project. Nottingham Contemporary, UK.|
|Digital Canvas. Autodesk Gallery, San Francisco, USA.|
|2015||BBC East Midlands Today, feature (2 minutes 30 seconds) Portrait of Hockley, St Anns and Sneinton.|
|2014||Representations of Flight and Expulsion in East German Prose Works, Bill Niven, Camden House, Rochester, New York, USA, front cover painting.|
|Exhibition catalogue. Transition Editions, London, UK.|
|2012||Winter Fires – Art and agency in old age [illustrations] by François Matarasso, published by The Baring Foundation.|