Rowan Hull (b 1968) is an energetic artist, performer and a musician working at the interface of art and music and other artforms in a variety of media . He is widely known for his skill in making work which is Time based and explores gesture, movement, colour and the interactive process of “painting” via often large scale interventions in spaces particularly with improvised Music, Dance and in Film recreating the artist’s own experience of “seeing music.”
During his tenure as “Creative Arts fellow” at Wolfson College at the University of Oxford and to date he has been developing concepts arising from this work, which have lead to a body of work which in turn questions and explores the process of creating and the encapsulating of time in music and the ontological status of the artwork itself
This work informs a new way of “looking” at visual art, it’s processes and how visual art can make bridges with other artforms creating a language of possibilities, of constant fluidity and change.
Rowan Hull’s recent work consists of the examination and analysis of his own hybrid work through performances, which present the interconnective spaces of painting and music and movement, which forms a new intensity of listening, translation and transformation. These interventions are forms of collaboration and demonstrate and analyze how such collaborations work both as process and product.
Rowan Hull has had performances, displays and interventions in International Art Galleries and Public Spaces including concert halls, Hospitals and Cathedrals for the past 15 years most notably at the South Bank Centre (2001/2012) Modern Art Oxford (2011) Verbier Festival Switzerland (2010) Sainsbury Centre, Norwich (2007) Pallant House Gallery (2007) Westminster Cathedral/Liverpool Met Cathedral (2006/7) Royal Academy of Music (2006) Dartington Festival (2005) Rowan Hull has exhibited widely throughout his career and his work is collected internationally.
He is a lifetime member of the University of Oxford and is currently making films and artwork in different medias and is involved in many Collaborations. He lives with his wife and family in Oxfordshire, Uk.