"The paintings of Bruce Atherton know no half terms, always ready to risk everything."

Stefano DeLuca, Professor of Art History

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Fiery Patience

£15,400.00

This is one of Bruce’s latest works using a technique that he has been developing for many years. The entire piece is blocked in using only words written with special bars made of compressed oil paint. Then Bruce blurs, erases and continues to write thoughts and ideas into the piece, painting some areas with oil paints, constantly seeking the final image.
Oil and Oil Bar on Linen Canvas  100 x 120cm
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Gaze

£9,100.00

An early work from the series of paintings that use written words painted onto the canvas to create the illusion of form and allowing the artist to express himself through more than one medium simultaneously. Painted with both Oil paint and Vinyl paint which is a variant on acrylics which uses very dense pigment giving the colours great longevity.
Oils and Vinyl on Linen Canvas  60 x 70cm
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Just Lust

£18,900.00

From a series of works where Bruce began working on ever larger scales and incorporating more of the figure. This piece explores the relationship between Love and lust.
Oil and Oil Bar on Linen Canvas  120 x 150cm
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Kimitian Nicla

£15,400.00

From very early on in his career, Bruce was always inspired by the Secession artist Gustav Klimt. This piece is an exploration of the feelings and mood that some of the works of Klimt inspired in him.
Oil on Canvas 100 x 120cm
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Raut

£15,400.00

Whilst forming part of the art movement Metropolism, which was exploring the relationship of street art on fine art practice, Bruce began looking at ways of taking his iconography into more Street Style. This piece was an experiment in composition and a more immediate approach to technique.
Oil on Canvas 100 x 120cm
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Transcendence

£18,900.00

In 2013 Bruce began working with the idea that we are absolutely interconnected with our environment both on a spiritual and physical level. His aim was to paint highly spiritual ideas into beautiful figurative works which in some way draw the observer into an intuitive and deeper understanding of reality.

Oil on canvas

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Immersion

£18,900.00

In 2013 Bruce began working with the idea that we are absolutely interconnected with our environment both on a spiritual and physical level. His aim was to paint highly spiritual ideas into beautiful figurative works which in some way draw the observer into an intuitive and deeper understanding of reality.

Oil on canvas

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Liminal

£18,900.00

In 2013 Bruce began working with the idea that we are absolutely interconnected with our environment both on a spiritual and physical level. His aim was to paint highly spiritual ideas into beautiful figurative works which in some way draw the observer into an intuitive and deeper understanding of reality.

Oil on canvas.

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Phoebe 7

£9,100.00

Painted in 2018, Phoebe 7 is the last piece in the series based upon the works of fashion designer Phoebe English.

Where Bruce decided to explore an extreme style of his celebrated word paintings.

Oil on canvas.

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Roses

£15,400.00

After being introduced to fashion designer Phoebe English, who gave Bruce permission to  begin a series of experimental paintings based on her collection.

Oil on canvas dated 2018.

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Magenta Rose

£8,400.00

After being introduced to fashion designer Phoebe English, who gave Bruce permission to  begin a series of experimental paintings based on her collection.

Oil on canvas dated 2018.

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Check

£9,800.00

After being introduced to fashion designer Phoebe English, who gave Bruce permission to  begin a series of experimental paintings based on her collection.

Oil on canvas dated 2018.

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Artist Statement

I am perceiving that there is a huge shift in consciousness going on in the world, an awakening on a spiritual level, perhaps because people are finally starting to look at the system and begin to profoundly question what they are being told. The spiritual awakening which I refer to is causing more and more people to seek what is genuine in life and turn from what is hollow and meaningless, or worse, what they have been falsely lead to believe are the truly meaningful needs in life. I believe that art should be at the frontier of this new awakening.

Art, for me, has always been a spiritual quest. As a child I would look at the world and see a miracle all around me, and art called me as a way of being able to engage with my own understandings and to deepen them with each work. When I say that my art is spiritual in nature I mean it in the sense of a vocation, a calling, a philosophy, a means of finding higher meaning in life and in those energies that cross my path and inspire me. I have always needed to engage with what calls me and what I find to be genuine.

I am now in my middle years and I finally feel that I am ready to focus my creative perceptions on ever broader and more engaging levels, to start looking beyond the core of my subjects and to show how they interact and affect the worlds they create around them. This is a time for me of great expansion and excitement, and I feel at last that it's possible to remove any limits from my creative ideas and live them with all the intensity and integrity that I can muster, to begin actively engaging with the creative and spiritual awakening which is happening all over the world.

Exhibitions
2017
BLACKHEATH ART SOCIETY 70th ANNUAL EXHIBITION - BLACKHEATH HALLS - GROUP SHOW (London)
 
THOUGHTS BECOME ART - DAS BAUMHAUS - GROUP SHOW (Berlin, Germany)
 
ART AID COPENHAGEN - ROYAL PALACE COPENHAGEN - GROUP SHOW (Copenhagen, Denmark)
 
2015
INTERDEPENDENCE - LIMEWHARF GALLERY - ONE MAN SHOW (London)
 
2013
METROPOLISMO, L’ALTRA STORIA - SCUDERIE DI PALAZZO RUSPOLI - GROUP SHOW (Rome, Italy, curated by Prof. Achille Bonito Oliva)
 
2012
SCROTEN - GROUP SHOW (Sweden)
 
2011
MA DIGITAL ART DEGREE SHOW - GROUP SHOW (University of the Arts, London)
 
2007
IDEA - GROUP SHOW (London) Catalogue
 
2003
THOUGHT FORMS - GALLERIA D'ARTE MAGROROCCA - ONE MAN SHOW (Milan, Italy) Personal Catalogue
LINK F. MERLETTI, A. QUAGLIATA, B. DALZELL ATHERTON, M. GRASSI - GALLERIA D'ARTE MAGROROCCA - GROUP SHOW  (Milan, Italy)
MIART - INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR (Fiera di Milano, represented by the gallery Magrorocca)
ARTEFUSIONI - PALAZZO DEL GONFALONE - GROUP SHOW (Rome, Italy)
 
2002
E NON C’INDURRE IN TENTAZIONE - GROUP SHOW (Roma, Comune di Roma, Accademia delle Belle Arti)
XXVIII PREMIO SULMONA - GROUP SHOW (International exhibition of Contemporary Art, Ministero per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali, Ministero dell Pubblica Istruzione, Regione Abbruzzo). Winner of the Targa d’Argento. Catalogue
OBIETTIVO BEATLES - GROUP SHOW (Scuderia di Frascati, international art show.Televised on the evening news. Organised by StudioAntinoo). Catalogue
ARTISTUDIO IN PERMANENT EXHIBITION (Milano, Gallery now known as Galleria d’Arte Magrorocca)
 
2000
OFFICINA 2000 - ONE MAN SHOW (Ancona, one man show in conjunction with Officina 2000, in Palazzo Benincasa, organized by the Comune of Ancona). Not present in the catalogue
EVENTI 2000 - GROUP SHOW (Centre of Arte and Culture of Sermoneta, under the patronage of the President of the Republic, and the Region of Lazio). Catalogue
XXVII PREMIO SULMONA - GROUP SHOW (International exhibition of Contemporary Art) (Ministero per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali, Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione, Regione Abbruzzo). Catalogue
 
1999
NEOICONICA - STUDIO D'ARTE CANNAVIELLO - GROUP SHOW (Milan, Italy). Catalogue.
MORBI’ - GROUP SHOW (Ancona, Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, and the Comune of Ancona). Catalogue.
ARTEMISIA - SPECIAL FEATURE (Independent television project with Bonito Oliva, critic of the Transavanguardia)
 
1998
ZARBEN FILM “ANCHE TU” - INSTALLATION (Rome)
 
ARTEMISIA - SPECIAL FEATURE (Independent television project with Bonito Oliva, critic of the Transavanguardia)
ODEON TV “IL MURO” - LIVE PERFORMANCE (Milan)
 
1997
GALLERIA “FERRO DI CAVALLO” - GROUP SHOW (Rome), in collaboration with the Accademia delle Belle Arti
 
1996
GALLERIA LEONINA - ONE MAN SHOW (Rome)
 
1995
WILLESDEN GALLERY - GROUP SHOW (London)
Biography

Bruce Dalzell Atherton was born in 1968 and from early childhood followed his vocation of becoming an artist. Upon completion of his Foundation course at St.Martins in London, Bruce decided that he preferred to remain outside of the art school system and continued to train as an autodidact, whilst working in the commercial art sector.

In his mid twenties Bruce felt it was time to return to his fine art full time and made the bold move of relocating to Rome in Italy to frequent the Scuola Libera del Nudo, an advanced life painting school. During this time Bruce's work developed greatly, and he began exhibiting.

In 1999 he formed part of the artistic movement ‘Neoiconica’, founded by the celebrated Roman art critic Guglielmo Gigliotti and in collaboration with the ‘Studio di Arte Cannaviello’ in Milan, one of the major galleries in Italy, began a series of prestigious exhibitions at an international level. Bruce was also one of the founding artists of the movement 'Metropolism' which also went on to exhibit in many state-run institutions and was promoted by the famous Italian critic, Professor Bonito Oliva.

In 2001, Bruce won official recognition at the XXIII annual international exhibition of fine art in Sulmona, winning the Targa D’Argento, and shortly after, he began his collaboration with the gallery Magrorocca in Milan.

2001 heralded the beginning of another important phase of Bruce's career when he was asked to collaborate with the Vatican in Rome painting new images of neo-canonized saints and official portraits. Bruce completed 13 official paintings for the Postulation of the Vatican, and continued to collaborate with the Vatican until 2007.

In 2004 Bruce returned to London to finalize his education receiving his master degree in Digital Art with distinction at University of the Arts, London and began working for the research department with Dr. John Tchalenko. In 2006 Bruce started collaborating with Factum-Arte in the production of large scale airbrushed artworks, for the high end art market.

Bruce is currently developing his new works and is preparing a series of upcoming exhibitions, in Denmark, Germany and the UK.

AVAILABLE WORKS

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Bruce Atherton

Check

£9,800.00

Bruce Atherton

Fiery Patience

£15,400.00

Bruce Atherton

Gaze

£9,100.00

Bruce Atherton

Immersion

£18,900.00

Bruce Atherton

Just Lust

£18,900.00

Bruce Atherton

Kimitian Nicla

£15,400.00

Bruce Atherton

Liminal

£18,900.00

Bruce Atherton

Magenta Rose

£8,400.00

Bruce Atherton

Phoebe 7

£9,100.00

Bruce Atherton

Raut

£15,400.00

Bruce Atherton

Roses

£15,400.00

Bruce Atherton

Transcendence

£18,900.00