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Srin Surti

Lecturer in Printmaking

Srin was recently appointed as Lecturer in Printmaking and works on both the BA Fine Art and BA Graphic Design courses. Since completing his MA in Fine Art at St. Martins School of Art in 2002, he has exhibited his work primarily in London, but also across the UK and abroad. Recent projects have focused on the poetic-image as a politics of aesthetics for working with constructed notions of style or authenticity within commercial display, packaging and spatial design. These ideas have evolved through different media including print installation, painted reliefs and sculpture.

 

Teaching 

Graphic Design modules: 
Visual Image  
Print Media for Graphic Design / Graphic Illustration

Fine Art modules:
Materials and Processes
Concepts and Sites
Degree Project

 

Research interests

Srin’s research focuses on the intersection between print and sculpture as a notional space for thinking about forms of encounter that mediate human relationships and systems of signification. In particular the way in which pictorial motifs originally associated with Romanticism and Modernism become absorbed and embedded within the collective psyche as forms of consumption in the visual field. This has evolved in recent years into four distinct projects, which are titled:

  • Modular Display Structures
  • Facades for Dwelling
  • Paleontologies of the Present
  • Cracks on Modern Transparencies

Visual documentation of these can be found on his website: www.srinivassurti.net

Collectively, the projects attempt to re-think the poetic-image through forms of abstraction and resemblance to articulate ideas of co-existence in an increasingly divisive socio-political context. Srin is due to commence his Phd at Chelsea School of Art in 2019 to develop this research. The provisional title is: The poetics of surface relief and the aesthetics of mystery.

 

Selected exhibitions

Unboxed, Artstation Project, Saxmundham, Suffolk – May / June 2019.

The Collection, London Bronze Casting and Squire & Partners, London – May 2019.

The Sketchup online Instagram Residency, May 2019.

Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking, Attercliffe, Sheffield 2018.

Annual Ipswich Biennale, Atlas House, Ipswich 2018.

30• Celsius, ASC Gallery, London 2016.

Transitional Landscapes, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA 2016.

NO-ONE LIVES IN THE REAL WORLD, Standpoint Gallery, London 2015.

BRUTE, ARTHOUSE1, London 2015.

Cracks on Modern Transparencies, ASC Window Space Projects, London 2014-15.

Bounding Line (solo show) - Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London 2014.

The Distance Between, Bond House Gallery, London 2014.

The Zeitgeist Open 2013, Bond House Gallery, London 2013.

The London Group Centenary Show, Cello Factory, London 2013.

Ground Control, Elements Art Space, Bath 2012.

Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix 2011.

Space Cadets, Blyth Gallery, London 2011.

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010, Jerwood Space, London and touring to Summerfield Gallery, Cheltenham; South Hill Park, Bracknell; Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmaarthen; DLI Museum.