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DEGARD

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Angel Days (starting with Sunday on the far left inspired by Kabbalistic thinking on the power of days) – oil on wood, gold leaf 2014

Angel Days (starting with Sunday on the far left inspired by Kabbalistic thinking on the power of days) – oil on wood, gold leaf 2014

Education

Royal College of Art (current)

I am starting the PhD process from 2018, looking to understand, research and engage with The Aetheric; bringing its essence into contemporary life.

Chelsea College of Art (graduated 1997)

BA Fine Art – Painting – Chelsea introduced me to the history of art and to critique, reflect on my work. I was tutored by the magical Terry Frost, Virginia Verran and Andrew Stahl. I discovered the aesthetic for the Paradise series inspired by a visionary experience, the aesthetic of Tiepolo and bunny rabbits! The paintings and installation were shown at Spitz Gallery in 1998.

Edinburgh University (graduated 1989)

MA Politics –. At Edinburgh I spent a year researching Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit with Richard Gunn. Hegel stated the entire history of man is the pursuit of recognition. It is this ‘recognition’ and the flow of consciousness, of the spirit, the metanarrative of which is history which led me to the threshold of Art. I ‘became’ an artist in 1988 – struck as an artist producing works inspired directly from intuition, Shamanic experience and ‘Outsider’ artist obsession to create.

Solo shows

2018 ongoing ‘an aetheric collection’ Hertford Arthouse

2018 Celebrities and Icons? Signet Contemporary Arts – 378 Kings Road, Chelsea London SW3

2009 Retrospective of Degard’s work – Hertford Arthouse, UK

2003 D-Day Landings – Courtyard Arts, Hertford, UK

2000 Money, Money, Money – Zetland Gallery, Shoreditch, London

1998 Paradise on Earth, Spitz Gallery, Spitalfields, London

Joint/group shows

2018 Candid Arts ‘Selfie’ exhibition

2017-2018 Andrew Edlin Gallery New York

2017 – 10 second exhibitions at White Cube (footage released 2018)

2017 – 10 second exhibitions at Royal Academy (footage released 2018)

2017 – 10 second exhibitions at National Gallery (footage released 2018)

2017 – Northampton University as part of launch of MONAD

2003 – Inside Out – London Bethnal Green

2002 – Courtauld Arts – Hertford

2001   Mafuji Gallery – ‘Ten people came together lured by a promise…’

2000 – Stroud Gallery

2000 – National Museum of Women’s Art Wales

1994 – Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham

1993 – Kew Studio

1992 Topo Gigio

In the early 90’s she worked with Joshua Compston who started the YBAs

 

Writing and Symposiums, Societies

Art, Myth, Cosmology, The Sacred and Science Society at the Royal College of Art – founder

The First Book of Aethericism ¿ ISBN 978-1-5262-0049-5

Celebrities and Icons? The Second Book of The Aetheric Movement ISBN 978-1-5272-1471-2

The First Aetheric Symposium takes place at the Royal Society of Arts March 2017

Human Arenas published by Springer – “Aetheric Energy: The Intangible Source of Human Celebrity? “
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42087-018-0021-y

The First Aetheric Symposium at the Royal Society of Arts – March 2017 – available to view on Degard.org and Degardart You Tube channel

A series of mini Symposiums at The First Aetheric Exhibition – May 2018 – available to view on Degard.org and Degardart You Tube channel

Future Exhibitions

Exhibition on behalf of The Big Issue, November onwards 2018

Celebrities and Icons? – Gallery Sarah, Al Zubair Museum – Oman – Jan 2019

Royal College of Art – Work in Progress Show – Battersea

Imperial University – March 2019

Websites

www.degard.orgthe main site for Degard information and paintings

www.aetheric.life and www.wikiesoteric.org both reach out to the esoteric community to bring the people and knowledge together.

www.aethericism.com this is a site entirely dedicated to The First Book of Aethericism

www.paintingprint.comsales of Degard’s unique edition paintings

please click here for Degard videos

Features

Degard has been featured in many local and national publications and been on TV and radio. Publications include The Times, Guardian, Time Out, Artists Newsletter (A-N), Galleries magazine etc…

Details

Born in London and lives and works in Hertfordshire. Degard has been working as a painter for over 30 years.