Rod McIntosh is an artist with his studio in the midst of the English countryside of rural Kent. He works between Kent and London as an exhibiting artist and is represented by several galleries and consultants working together to build a national and international profile for his work.

He studied figurative sculpture in Sheffield, graduating in 1992. He maintained a dynamic practice alongside a successful arts management and academic career until 2009 When he returned full-time to the studio.

His current work as a mark-maker lies within the tradition of drawing. With his body, the breath along with materials, and repetitive often-obsessive processes, focuses an attention to the present. Observing and recording the moment of creation within a continuum.

He speaks of them as;

“Physical meditations, that offers himself, and the viewer, a moment to pause.”

Process is central within the painting practice of Rod McIntosh. His mark making has a fluidity and honesty that reveals itself through a muted pallet of monotones. This lends the work a striking and minimal appearance, which coalesces with the quiet sensitivity to his materials, time invested and action.

Through rehearsal, the mark-making is an embodiment of a gestural flow with the breath that is privately performed.

For McIntosh the provenances and particular characteristics of each material are of great importance. Following closely traditional eastern recipes for archival inks and pastes he works upon delicate Chinese papers that absorb every fluid movement as he accepts the brevity of a final committed stroke.

Presence and concentration is key to his practice in cultivating a meditative quality. Examining his temporal gestures, alongside ideas of mindfulness, permanence, attachment and acceptance.

 

Artwork

Interrupted Flow

Rod McIntosh Original ink painting on Chinese mulberry paper set on Birch panel with copper leaf glided edge, resin coated £2400

The Moment Before & Within

Rod McIntosh Indian ink & charcoal dust on mulberry paper set on birch panel & Hand gilded with 23ct gold leaf £3950

Here and Now

Rod McIntosh Original ink painting on Chinese mulberry paper set on Birch panel with copper leaf glided edge, resin coated £4800

Here

Rod McIntosh Indian ink & charcoal dust on mulberry paper set on birch panel & Hand gilded with 23ct gold leaf £2000

Present Within

Rod McIntosh Indian ink & charcoal dust on mulberry paper set on birch panel & Hand gilded with 23ct gold leaf £2000

Credentials

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019
    London Art Fair
  • 2018
    Context Art Miami Fair
  • 2018
    The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn NYC
  • 2018
    The Accessible Art Fair, Brussels, Bozar
  • 2018
    Affordable Art Fair Brussels, represented by Bristol Contemporary Art
  • 2018
    The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, Victoria House, London
  • 2017
    ‘Marks’, selected group exhibition 1831 Gallery, Paris
  • 2017
    The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, Truman Brewery, London
  • 2017
    The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, Victoria House, London
  • 2017
    ‘Afternoon Tea – Works on Paper’, selected exhibition as part of Margate Festival, curated by Chiara Williams Contemporary Art
  • 2017
    Affordable Art Fair New York, represented by Caiger&Liberty Gallery
  • 2017
    Roys’ People Art Fair, Candid Arts, London
  • 2017
    ‘A Free Moment’ selected exhibition at OXO Gallery, presented by FPS
  • 2016
    Free Painters & Sculptors Open Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London
  • 2016
    Selected for National Open Arts Competition Exhibition, Mercers’ Hall, London
  • 2016
    Pure Arts Award Exhibition, Battle
  • 2016
    Accessible Art Fair, Jewish Museum, Brussels
  • 2016
    The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, Truman Brewery, London
  • 2016
    Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, represented by Caiger Contemporary Art
  • 2016
    Selected for The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, Bloomsbury, London
  • 2016
    Affordable Art Fair Battersea, represented by Caiger Contemporary Art
  • 2016
    Solo Show at Le Meridien Hotel, Piccadilly, London
  • 2015
    Free Painters & Sculptors Open Exhibition 2015, Menier Gallery, London
  • 2015
    ‘When Opposites Attract’ a two person show at Oil & Water Gallery, Wandsworth, London presented by Caiger Contemporary Art
  • 2015
    ‘Thirty for Thirty’ group exhibition at The National Theatre, London to coincide with the publication of the book to accompany the project.
  • 2015
    Selected for the 10th Edition of The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London
  • 2015
    ‘In Conversation’ a curated group show with NOHO Artists, 7Dials Club, London.
  • 2015
    Selected for The Other Art Fair, Arnolfini, Bristol
  • 2015
    SEEArt Fair, exhibiting as NOHO Artists. Tunbridge Wells
  • 2014
    Selected for The Other Art Fair, Ambika P3, Marylebone
  • 2013
    Corporate solo show in Deeson Creative, Canterbury
  • 2013
    Selected for The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane London
  • 2011
    ‘The Optimist’, Brick Lane Gallery, London – Selected show

Awards

  • 2017
    Awarded Emerging Artist 2017, at the National Open Art Competition
  • 2017
    Longlisted for the Secret Art Prize managed by the Curious Duke Gallery.
  • 2017
    Selected for The National Open Art Competition.
  • 2016
    Selected for The National Open Art Competition.
  • 2016
    Best 2D Artist, Pure Arts Group.
  • 2015-17
    Pure Arts Group, selected as one of the artists to be represented throughout the year.
  • 2015
    The People’s Choice Award for ‘Thirty for Thirty’, selected as one of 30 artists to work on a competition run by Buro4, Project Management Design and Management Company. Working with a Foster + Partners building.

Education

  • 1988-1992
    BA (Hons) Fine Art - Sculpture, Sheffield City Polytechnic, Psalter Lane, Sheffield