Tim Bavington

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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

Columbia, 2008
Configuration B (2 panels high, 9 panels across)

Columbia, 2008
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

Biography

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. For a full biography and curriculum vitae, please click the PDF download link below.