Biography

Rowan Hull in his Studio

Rowan Hull in his Studio

Rowan Hull (b 1968)  is a  painter who works with real-time space and real space and extended media,  an energetic multi disciplinary artist, performer and a musician working at the interface of art and music with other artforms . Rowan Hull is widely known for making work which is Time based and explores the senses through gesture, movement, colour and the interactive process of painting via often large scale interventions in different spaces particularly with improvised in the fields of Music, Dance and in Film.

In his work to date, he has been developing concepts arising from these ideas, which have led to a body of work which in turn questions and explores process  and the encapsulating of time in music raising questions also about the ontological status of the artwork itself.

Rowan Hull’s work consists of the examination and analysis of this 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 in both Art and Music platforms, installations and  interventions in International Art Galleries and Public Spaces Nationally and internationally. He has been interviewed on BBC Radio 3’s Private Passions, and has featured in other programmes. He has performed in concert halls, Hospitals, Ski lifts and Altars of Cathedrals  for the past 15 years most notably at the Frieze Art fair 2017, South Bank Centre (20011/2012) 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 paintings widely throughout his career and his work is collected internationally.

Rowan-Hull was Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College 2009-2012 and is a life  member of the University of Oxford. He is currently working on several projects making Performances, films and artwork in different medias and involved in various Collaborations to be exhibited in 2022. He lives and works in Oxfordshire in the Uk.