A video of Me and a Scale Model of My Studio Space
By Oliver Tirre
I produce images; sometimes I feel I can't translate the thoughts/images from the interior space of my mind out of myself into the physical world - because they are half vague, appearing unfinished in form. When I look and think of a thing I have made or a situation i’m in from time to time, I can’t help but feel an energy that prompts a sense of overwhelming change and movement, both internally in my perceptions and understanding, as well as in inanimate things outside of myself. The scale model of my studio space partly signifies an inadequacy of me being able to reach a concrete state; perhaps because I spend too long in the actual space, which is wrapped up in the unfolding of ideas and practicing them. Oliver Tirre (b, 1989. Warwickshire) is a current member of One Thoresby Street and lives in Nottingham. He graudated from Nottingham Trent University BA Fine Art (2012). Forthcoming shows and projects include; ‘I guess, anything can become interesting if you look at it long enough’ (solo), Syson Gallery, Nottingham, 2015; Forming Thoughts - alongside Neil Dixon and Natalie Finnemore, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, 2015; Ground: Paul Housley and John Smith - a curatorial project with Alice Gale-Feeny, Attic, Nottingham, 2015. Recent exhibitions and projects include; SMALL Rome, Frutta Gallery, Italy, 2014; Vivarium, Model, Liverpool, 2014; Residency at Summer Lodge, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 2014; Residency and Exhibition at Hotel MariaKapel, Holland, 2014; Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, 2013; Alignment, Backlit, Nottingham 2013; ‘The Reading Room’ - discussing Rhizomes in philosophy and contemporary art practice, Syson Gallery, Nottingham, 2013; Residency at Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China, 2011.