Tim Bailey describes himself as a contemporary process painter whose work explores the nature of surface and pushes the boundaries of the frame. His paintings are highly fluid, exploring the properties of oil and varnish as applied to an aluminium surface and layered surfaces where resin is added to give depth and texture. These abstract forms often take on familiar organic shapes that resemble corals or pools of deep water. Whilst working in monochromatic shades of grey, pinkish mauves and dark blue greys his work also has metallic, reflective qualities reminiscent of rich silvers and bronzes.
Tim was recently the recipient of the Plymouth School of Art, Design and Architecture - Head of School Postgraduate Collection Award, 2018.
“Questions of time are explored whether experienced as duration, through memory, in travel or in action. Evidence of time is visible in the process driven paintings that Tim Bailey presents, managing the interaction of materials, intervening with tools and techniques to produce abstract works that hover ambitiously between image, narrative and object”. – Dr Mark Leahy