Louie, Louie, 2013 / Public Art Installation unveiled at Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt GSA building, Portland, OR
KISS, 2014 / synthetic polymer on canvas / 64 x 64 inches
Heart Above Fifth, 2014 / synthetic polymer on canvas / 60 x 60 inches
Pipe Dream (Fanfare for the Common Man), 2012
Enamel paint on steel, stainless steel, (128 pipes) / 27'- 5" x 86' - 8" x 17'- 1"
Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV
Judy Is A Punk, 2009 / Synthetic polymer on canvas / 64 x 96 inches / Collection of the Orange County Museum of Art
She is Love, 2011, Synthetic polymer on canvas / 72 x 72 inches / Collection of the McNay Art Museum
Fanfare (for the Common Man), 2012 / synthetic polymer on canvas
60 x 96 inches
Collection The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV
Sex (Physical), 2005 / Acrylic on canvas / 72 x 161 inches / Permanent
Collection The Museum Of Modern Art
Buddy Holly (Rave On), 2007 / synthetic polymer on canvas over panel / 32 x 32 inches / Collection of Perez Art Museum, Miami
Step (in) Out, 2007 / Synthetic polymer on canvas
96 x 288 inches (244 x 237 cms)
Shown as Installed in Las Vegas Diaspora at Las Vegas Art Museum 2007
Collection Mondstudio (Hamburg, Germany)
Surprise, Surprise, 2003 / diptych, acrylic on canvas / 64 x 128 inches / Permanent Collection The Albright-Knox Art Museum
1984, 2003 / acrylic on canvas / 18 x 24 inches / Permanent Collection The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Cannonball, 2010 / synthetic polymer and ink on paper / 33 x 33 inches
collection of Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/solo/#1, 2001 / Acrylic on canvas / 54 x 72 inches
collection of the Portland Art Museum
Full Fathom Five (Elephant Stone), 2004 / five panels, acrylic on canvas / 120 x 96"
collection of The Steve Wynn Collection
Roll With It, 2004 / acrylic on canvas / 96 x 120 inches / Permanent Collection The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Columbia, 2008 / 48 x 576 inches (4 x 48 feet)
synthetic polymer on canvas over beveled panels (18 panels)
private collection, Los Angeles
Configuration B (2 panels high, 9 panels across)
Configuration C (3 panels high, 6 panels across)
Witchcraft, 2010 / synthetic polymer on canvas / 60 x 60 inches
Falling Down, 2009 / synthetic polymer on canvas / 60 x 48 inches
Apple Tree, 2007 / synthetic polymer on canvas / 64 x 64 inches
Jump, 2006 / synthetic polymer on canvas / 89 x 63 inches
Elephant Stone/ Full Five (study #1), 2005 / acrylic on canvas on panel / 60 x 48 inches
collection of The Las Vegas Art Museum
Music is the genesis of Tim Bavington's paintings. Through synthetic polymer paint, Bavington acts as a translator between the aural and the visual as he transforms guitar solos, melodies and bass lines into vertical bands of color. Tracks from bands such as The Darkness, Oasis and The Rolling Stones become vibrant bands of color, and bridge compositional concepts between seemingly unlike disciplines. Although Bavington has a method that designates sound to color and composition, the paintings are not literal translations; they remain open to intuition and decision-making, allowing for a distinct artistic presence.
Tim Bavington (b. 1966, England) received his BFA from the Art Center (CA) before making the permanent move to Las Vegas, where he completed his MFA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV). His work is included in the public collections of Fredrick R. Weisman Collection (CA), Crocker Art Museum (CA), Honolulu Art Museum (HI), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (NY), Creative Artists Agency (CA), Joslyn Art Museum (NE), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Portland Art Museum (OR), United Talent Agency (CA), Vivendi Universal (CA), Palm Springs Art Museum (CA), Denver Art Museum (CO), The Museum of Modern Art (NY), Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University (UT) and the McNay Art Museum (TX). He has exhibited at LeeAhn Gallery (Daegu), Jack Shainman Gallery (NY), Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard (Paris), Space Gallery (London), Museum of Fine Arts (MA), Laguna Art Museum (CA), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Buenos Aires, and the Texas Fine Arts Center (TX) among others.
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