Image: Mik Godley, off Marszełelka Józefa Pilsudskiego, Wałbrzych, Lower Silesia, Paintbook on iPod Touch, (22 May 2015)

Mik Godley

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mikgodley.culturalspot.org

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.

Publications [Selected]

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 FiresArt and agency in old age [illustrations] by François Matarasso, published by The Baring Foundation.

Online

Blog
Considering Silesia
Left Lion Interview 
Hockley, St Ann’s & Sneinton
Nottingham Post 

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