Rhys Coren

Coren works across animation, writing, performance and painted marquetry; each media displaying an obvious pleasure in rhythm, form, colour and texture, space and negative space. The wall works contain cartoon-like clouds broken by grids of colour and texture, raking perspectives, drop shadows and the interplay of frenetic lines. Coren describes the direct link between his experience of music and the visual language of his practice, crediting the structure and strategies found in electronic dance music, jazz and disco as the genesis of the works. 

Recent exhibitions include click, click, click-clap-click, a solo exhibition at galeriepcp, Paris, in December 2016, and Whistle Bump Super Strut, a solo exhibition at Seventeen, London  in March 2017. He also recently curated the group exhibition Cuts, Shapes, Breaks and Scrapes at Seventeen, London alongside Gabriel Hartley and he has co-founded curatorial projects including Opening Times and bubblebyte.org.

Rhys Coren (b. 1983, Plymouth, UK) completed a Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Academy of Art in 2016 and lives and works in London.

Rhys Coren CV

Seventeen Exhibitions

Whistle Bump Super Strut
Cuts Shapes Breaks and Scrapes

Press

Its Nice That
FAD Magazine
Contemporary Art Society
The Reading List

Rhys Coren, Your Drip Dry Eyes, 2017
Spray-paint, acrylic, pencil on board
65.5 x 45.5 cm

Rhys Coren, tusk, tusk, rumours, tusk, 2017
Spray-paint, acrylic, pencil on board
91 x 81 cm

Rhys Coren, In your lips I sense a danger (you’ve got the eyes of a stranger), 2017
Spray-paint, acrylic, pencil on board
147 x 72 cm

Rhys Coren, Mixed up, muddled up, 2017
Spray-paint, acrylic, pencil on board
54.8 x 42.5 cm

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Rhys Coren, Always Have Somebody Chasing Somebody Else, 2016
Enamel, spray paint, acrylic on board
107 x 62 cm

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Rhys Coren, Carly Simon’s Why, followed by Carly Simon’s Why, followed by Carly Simon’s Why (again), 2016
Enamel, spray paint, pencil and acrylic on board
90 x 80 cm

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Rhys Coren, It’s alright, we can still go on, 2014
Acrylic, spray paint, chalk on board
76 x 91 cm

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Rhys Coren, Pop, times two, measure the beat. Dance the dance, dancing feet, 2016
Enamel, spray paint, acrylic on board
200 x 100 cm

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Rhys Coren, On Mercury’s Cool Cat, 2016
Enamel, spray paint, acrylic on board
51 x 51 cm

 

Rhys Coren, Too up, too down (be more), 2015
Animation and audio, 6 minutes 44 seconds

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Rhys Coren, Shame on you (if you can’t dance, too), 2015
Acrylic, spray paint, chalk on board
61 x 51 cm

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Rhys Coren, Extract From A World Unknown I, 2014
Text, A4 paper

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Rhys Coren, If We Can Dance Together, 2013
Animation and audio installation

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Rhys Coren, Extract From A World Unknown II, 2014
Text, A4 paper