Guy Denning, born in North Somerset, has been obsessed with visual art since childhood and started painting in oils at the age of eleven after receiving a set of old paints from a relative that had grown bored with them.Through the 1980s he was repeatedly unsuccessful in his applications to study painting at degree level but continued painting whilst studying art history with the Open University and learning painting technique from older painters he knew in the west of England.
From 1992, he exhibited across Britain. Since 2007 he has also exhibited in the United States of America, Germany, Italy and France. His paintings have been shown in numerous solo and mixed exhibitions. Notable solo shows include 'Purgatorio' at Brooklynite Gallery New York, 'Inferno' at MAGI'900 Bologna and 'Behemoth' at St Martin in the Fields London. His work is held in several public collections, including the Politics Department of Bristol University, the Political Science Department at Galway University and the MAGI'900 Museum of Contemporary Art, Bologna.He has also been invited to work on a variety of community urban art projects and has developed a distinctive style that builds images from stencilled text.In 2007 he moved to Finistere in France where he continues to work towards future exhibitions.
Denning uses not only powerful brush strokes to express his emotions deeply but also scratches the paint to show the audience the intensity of the emotions he is trying to portray with his artwork. He also sometimes uses stencils and collaged text.
Notable solo exhibitions2014 - 'The Party Is Over' Gallery Brugier-Rigail, Paris, France;2013 - '5 ans en France' Raison d'Art, Lille, France;2012 - 'Dante's Paradiso' Signal Gallery, London, UK;2011 - 'Dante's Purgatorio' Brooklynite Gallery, Manhattan, New York, US;2011 - 'Dante's Inferno' MAGI'900, Bologna, Italy;2010 - 'Behemoth' Red Propeller Gallery/The Crypt Gallery, St Martin in the Fields, London, UK;2009 - 'Celebrity Will Eat Itself' Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, US;2008 - 'Ad Nausea' Signal Gallery, London, UK;2008 - 'Pharmaceutical Bestiary', Red Propeller Gallery/Vyner Street Gallery, London, UK;2008 - 'Same Shit, Different Day', Red Propeller Gallery/East West Gallery, Notting Hill, London, UK;2007 '5/11' - Red Propeller Gallery, Kingsbridge, UK;2005 - 'Twelve new paintings', Tobacco Factory, Bristol, UK;2003 - 'Pride in the House', Lauderdale House, Highgate, London, UK;2002 - 'Concrete Arts', Bristol, UK;2001 - 'The neo-modern explanation', the cube cinema, Bristol, UK.
Guy Denning, l'artista Inglese che vive tra Inghilterra e Francia, ha iniziato con le opere astratte di riferimento alla pittura di Franz Kline, ma recentemente i suoi tocchi corposi e espressivi sono orientati verso la figurazione. Inoltre, per dare maggiore espressività e impatto su chi le osserva, le sue tele hanno anche la vernice graffiata.L'opera di Denning è particolarmente apprezzata in Inghilterra e negli USA.L'artista è noto come fondatore del Neomodern e inserito nella corrente Stuckism, movimento che rigetta il concettuale.Infatti ha dichiarato che "L'arte visuale è il punto focale della cultura; è la strada più importante per portare l'umanità alla sua vecchia casa" la natura"… L'arte visuale è spesso servita per rappresentare la spiritualità… L'arte non è comunicazione. E' la ricerca del valore e della verifica in un mondo anonimo e caotico".