ED BATS

ED BATS  Magic Fly  2017 acrylic on canvas 174 × 108 cm

ED BATS
Magic Fly 2017
acrylic on canvas
174 × 108 cm

"In the studio there is one constant, which is music. It’s an integral part to my art making and serves as a form of escapism. The latest paintings were driven by a near obsessive barrage of minimal and ambient music and soundscapes. Phillip Glass for breakfast, Boards of Canada for lunch, a bit of Susumu Yokotas “Sakura” for dinner, topped off with a fiendish amount of minimal techno. The constant sit down, stand up, stare, paint, stare, sit down repetition is fuelled by my own visual interpretation of the moods and compositions that I find myself listening to on a daily basis. I am convinced of the coexistence of painting and music."

– Ed Bats, 2017

ED BATS (b. 1990) was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He has exhibited in New Zealand and internationally at The Young, Wellington, Parlour Projects, Hawkes Bay and various galleries throughout Europe. In 2016 Bats undertook artist residencies in Berlin, Germany and Lyon, France. He is a three-time finalist for the Wallace Art Awards and has works housed within the Wallace Collection and various private collections. He currently resides in Wellington, New Zealand.


SELECTED WORKS

ED BATS St Balthans Boogaloo, 2018  Paper collage, acrylic & oil stic  34.5 x 44.5 cm

ED BATS
St Balthans Boogaloo, 2018
Paper collage, acrylic & oil stic
34.5 x 44.5 cm

ED BATS Blind Mono (Brick), 2018  Acrylic, canvas & venetian blind 145 x 78 cm

ED BATS
Blind Mono (Brick), 2018
Acrylic, canvas & venetian blind
145 x 78 cm

ED BATS The sky was pink, 2018  Paper collage, acrylic & oil stic  36.5 x 45 cm

ED BATS
The sky was pink, 2018
Paper collage, acrylic & oil stic
36.5 x 45 cm

ED BATS
Acid Mt Fuji 2017
paper collage
34 × 25 cm (framed)

ED BATS Blind Mono (Teal), 2018  Acrylic, canvas & venetian blind  83.5 x 83.5 cm

ED BATS
Blind Mono (Teal), 2018
Acrylic, canvas & venetian blind
83.5 x 83.5 cm

ED BATS
Badalamenti 2017
acrylic on canvas
174 × 108 cm


EXHIBITIONS

ED BATS  THE SMALLEST WEIRD NUMBER  12 JULY – 5 AUG 2017

ED BATS
THE SMALLEST WEIRD NUMBER
12 JULY – 5 AUG 2017