Approved: 04.12.2015

Lee Hardman

Artist

Approved: 04.12.2015

As an artist I use myself a lot.  I am a figurative painter intrigued by the potential for a painting to capture, and hold, the sense of something meaningful.  Transience and memory; impulse; vulnerability; frailty and fragility.  My paintings consider that which I know.  

In the process of figuration I often turn to self-portraiture; it is a recurrent theme and something I use to explore that which we share.  As well as the individual, the personal, the paintings I make relate the familiar; they consider aspects of our human nature and the human experience that connect us all.

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    Artist Statement

    As an artist I use myself a lot.  I am a figurative painter intrigued by the potential for a painting to capture, and hold, the sense of something meaningful.  Transience and memory; impulse; vulnerability; frailty and fragility.  My paintings consider that which I know.  

    In the process of figuration I often turn to self-portraiture; it is a recurrent theme and something I use to explore that which we share.  As well as the individual, the personal, the paintings I make relate the familiar; they consider aspects of our human nature and the human experience that connect us all.


    Having initially trained as a pharmacist, my experience in healthcare and medicine has influenced my art practice greatly.  In the health service we are taught a patient centred approach; to use compassion and empathy in our search for diagnosis or treatment.  My approach to painting explores this same humanity; it explores this same commonality and this same, innate, sensitivity towards a common understanding.

    CV & Education

    Contact:

    http://leehardman.weebly.com

    Solo Exhibitions:

    2022 Pathos                                                                   Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield

    Group Exhibitions:

    2022 Manchester Open                                                  Home Gallery, Manchester

    2021  Figurative Art Now - Digital                                    Mall Galleries/Federation of Brirish Artists

    2018   Wells Art Contemporary                                        Bishops Palace, Wells

    2018    Figure                                                                   Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

    2018    Fe/Male                                                                 Air Gallery, Altrincham

    2018    I                                                                              Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

    2018    Hotel Drawings.                                                      20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe            

    2017    Unique Beauty                                                        Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

    2014    Figurative Art Today, Threadneedle Prize               Mall Galleries, London

    2013    Title Art Prize                                                           Blankspace, Manchester

    2013    Threadneedle Prize                                                 Mall Galleries, London

    2013    Queer Contact                                                         Contact Theatre, Manchester

    Education:

    2021 New Platform Art Professional Development programme

    1998 University of Nottingham (BPharm Pharmacy)

    1999 Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain registration (now GPhC)

    With a clinical and scientific education, I have developed a self-taught art practice with a focus on experimental mark making and figurative painting.