Project Native Informant

Michael Andrew Page

Emotional utterances of relinquished objects provide London-based painter Michael Andrew Page the preliminary signals for enquiry across his practice. Across his works a gravity subjected, light-perforated bivvy performs as the antithesis of the Gothic vernacular, whilst maintaining cognitive recognition regarding function. A shielding congregational structure, covert, singular, deployable.

Page’s ongoing series Bivvy makes use of the eponymous single person dwelling as the starting point for each painting. Through a complex series of analogue and digital processes, the humble tent is transformed into something that resembles stained glass, more rooted in a gothic vernacular; worthy of spiritual contemplation.

Using architecture as a means to explore abstraction, Page painstakingly transcribes architectonic components typical of found bivvy structures into the architectural software programme CAD. These are then multiplied and manipulated to produce a 3D model, which forms the basis for his compositions. The initial image is transferred from CAD to canvas via the photographic method of cyanotype, after which, Page adds layers upon layers of oil paint in a slow meditative process, a monastic reverie if you will.

In his second solo exhibition at Project Native Informant, CLAUSTRUM, the title has a multitude of meanings: “a hidden place", "hidden away”, “draw near to”, “a portion of a monastery closed off to the laity”. Taken together, these definitions provide a useful way of analysing the key concerns of Page’s practice. The more one tries to decode the fractal-like geometry of Page’s compositions, the less the structures reveal themselves. Lines disintegrate, light refracts and space collapses.

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Solo Exhibitions
2024CLAUSTRUM, Project Native Informant, London2022PYGHTLE, Project Native Informant, LondonOLLANEGE, Project Native Informant, Online
2019FYSSHYNGE, Gao Gallery, London
2015Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam
2014Count the leaves in Vallombrosa, Edel Assanti, London
Group Exhibitions
2024EUROPA, New York
2023Moving Narratives, Rothschild & Co, Zurich
PNI @ 10, Project Native Informant, London
Project Native Informant at Frieze LA, Los Angeles
2022Project Native Informant at Frieze London, London
2018Group Show, Gao Gallery, London
2017The Sleeping Procession, Cass Sculpture Foundation
2016Shrines to Speed, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
2015The Frivolous Now, Alon Zakaim, London
2014Starter, L’Escargot, London
Dean's Suite, Royal College of Art, London
2013PNTG NOV, Royal College of Art, London
Notes to Self, Dyson Gallery, London
2010Jerwood Drawing Prize, JVA Space, London
The Common Room, Mare Street Studios, London
Off Modern, Corsica Studios, London
2009Start, The Rag Factory, London
Public Collections
M WOODS Museum, Beijing
Rothschild & Co Switzerland Art Collection, Zurich

Installation View

Michael Andrew Page
CLAUSTRUM, 2024
Project Native Informant, London

Michael Andrew Page

Bivvy 22

2024
Oil on linen
150.5 x 98.5 x 3.5 cm
59 1/4 x 38 3/4 x 1 3/8 in

Michael Andrew Page

Bivvy 21

2024
Oil on linen
150.5 x 100 x 3.5 cm
59 1/4 x 39 3/8 x 1 3/8 in

Michael Andrew Page

Bivvy 25

2024
Oil on linen
86.5 x 54 x 3.5 cm
34 x 21 1/4 x 1 3/8 in

Installation View

Michael Andrew Page
CLAUSTRUM, 2024
Project Native Informant, London

Installation View

Michael Andrew Page
PYGHTLE, 2022
Project Native Informant, London

Michael Andrew Page

Bivvy 7

2022
Oil on linen
120 x 81 x 2.5 cm
47 1/4 x 31 7/8 x 1 in

Installation View

Michael Andrew Page
PYGHTLE, 2022
Project Native Informant, London

Installation View

Michael Andrew Page
PYGHTLE, 2022
Project Native Informant, London

Michael Andrew Page

Bivvy 12

2022
Oil on linen
120 x 92 x 2.5 cm
47 1/4 x 36 1/4 x 1 in

Michael Andrew Page

Bivvy 11

2022
Oil on linen
120 x 89 x 2.5 cm
47 1/4 x 35 x 1 in

Michael Andrew Page

Bivvy 10

2022
Oil on linen
120 x 98 x 2.5 cm
47 1/4 x 38 5/8 x 1 in

Michael Andrew Page

Detail: Bivvy 10

2022
Oil on linen
120 x 98 x 2.5 cm
47 1/4 x 38 5/8 x 1 in

Michael Andrew Page

Collapsed Throne 3

2022
Pigment ink on drafting film, framed
27 x 29.8 cm
10 5/8 x 11 3/4 in

Michael Andrew Page

Collapsed Throne 2

2022
Pigment ink on drafting film, framed
26.5 x 28.9 cm
10 3/8 x 11 3/8 in

Michael Andrew Page

Detail: Bivvy 9

2022
Oil on linen
120 x 80.5 x 2.5 cm
47 1/4 x 31 3/4 x 1 in

Michael Andrew Page

Bivvy 9

2022
Oil on linen
120 x 80.5 x 2.5 cm
47 1/4 x 31 3/4 x 1 in

Michael Andrew Page

Bivvy 2

2022
Oil on linen
75 x 63 x 3 cm
29 1/2 x 24 3/4 x 1 1/8 in

Michael Andrew Page

Bivvy 4

2022
Oil on linen
75 x 61 x 3 cm
29 1/2 x 24 1/8 x 1 1/8 in

Installation View

Michael Andrew Page
FYSSHYNGE, 2019
Gao, London

Installation View

Michael Andrew Page
FYSSHYNGE, 2019
Gao, London

Michael Andrew Page

Tournament Throne #2

2019
Pigment ink on drafting film
100 x 140 cm
39 3/8 x 55 1/8 in

Michael Andrew Page

Tournament Throne #1

2019
Pigment ink on drafting film
100 x 140 cm
39 3/8 x 55 1/8 in

Installation View

Michael Andrew Page
FYSSHYNGE, 2019
Gao, London

Michael Andrew Page

Paroxysmal Object (drawing #4)

2018
Coloured Pencil and Pigment Ink on Graph Paper
102.7 x 68.5 cm
40 x 27 in

Group Shows

Michael Andrew Page, Sean Steadman

The Sleeping Procession

Cass Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex

Anna Jung Seo, DIS, Clémentine Bruno, ...

Frieze LA 2023

Frieze, Los Angeles

DIS, Juliana Huxtable, Michael Andrew Page, ...

Frieze London 2022

Frieze, London

Units 1 and 3
48 Three Colts Lane
London E2 6GQ
United Kingdom

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Project Native Informant will be closed for Summer Break from 27 July - 20 August 2024. 

Juliana Huxtable's solo exhibition will open 02 October 2024.

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