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Aug 13, 2013
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Apr 29, 2013
Geoff Oke joined Marc Johns's group
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Jul 11, 2012
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A group in which to publicise available art studios in London, get info on whats out there, price ranges, contact details etc. For anyone looking for, or wanting to rent a studio space. :-)
Jul 11, 2012
Geoff Oke posted a status
"around that area at the moment, probably moving son though. how's things? Still in aber?"
Jul 11, 2012
Harry Jepson left a comment for Geoff Oke
"Sorry Geoff, I  meant LAMPETER"
Jul 11, 2012
Harry Jepson left a comment for Geoff Oke
"Hi Geoff, Glad to have the contact. Are you still in Lancaster? Best Harry (Jepson)"
Jul 11, 2012
Geoff Oke is now a member of 4art.com
Apr 24, 2012

Profile Information

Website
http://geoffoke.com
Relationship status
single
College / University
Universty of Aberystwyth
Program / Degree
MA in Fine Art
Graduation
September 1, 2008
Member type
Artist
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Drawing, Painting
I am...
Geoff Oke is a Welsh born painter now living and working in Lampeter, West Wales. His family are originally from Devon and South Wales. He grew up in a rural and coastal setting and this land has made an impact on his visual memory and feeds into his work. His interest in art started at a young age, he was continuously drawing as a child. He became interested pursuing art as a career just after he left school at 16. Geoff graduated from Aberystwyth University with a postgraduate degree in 2008. Since then he has had a solo exhibition at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol and has been exhibiting at the Battersea, Hamstead and Bristol Affordable Art Fairs for the last 3 years. Geoff is now dedicated to his full-time studio practice.
About my artwork
Painted from memory and sketches and made with glazes and thick oil paint, my paintings are a personal response to my surroundings. Some of them are like memories of darkened, enclosed spaces and have connotations of earth, stone and moss while others are more visually ambiguous. This is intentional, I’d like my work to have many interpretations. There are many things that I have in mind when I’m painting like rustic worn textures or a memory of my experience of a place, but I’d rather make images about the landscape and my experience of


it than try to depict it. I take the textures and forms of nature and man-made structures and juxtapose and mix up elements. My paintings seem to go through many stages in their making and can change several times. I allow each stage to suggest something new, exploring many possibilities in each painting. I like the idea of the history of the painting showing through in layers of paint. I cover areas of my paintings with washes of colour. Like burying or excavation, slowly building up an image.

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At 22:12 on July 11, 2012, Harry Jepson said…

Sorry Geoff, I  meant LAMPETER

At 22:12 on July 11, 2012, Harry Jepson said…

Hi Geoff,

Glad to have the contact. Are you still in Lancaster?

Best

Harry (Jepson)

 
 
 

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