Senior Lecturer, BA Fine Art
Chelsea College of Arts
Chelsea College of Arts
Jeffrey Dennis is a painter and a Senior Lecturer, part-time, on the BA Fine Art Course at Chelsea College of Arts and supervisor to CCW research students. He is also External Examiner for the BA Painting, Drawing and Printmaking course at Plymouth College of Art.
Dennis studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London 1976 – 1980, and his work has been exhibited internationally since the mid-1980s.
He is a founding member of Paint Club, a UAL research network set up to explore and debate the meaning of research in the context of contemporary painting.
Further information about his work can be found at jeffreydennis.co.uk
My work is rooted in the daily experience of the city: how people move around, inhabit spaces and make sense of their daily routines. Of particular relevance to this and to the structure of my paintings are the ideas of proximity, contiguity and adjacency: these terms express the abrupt collisions of style and taste evident in urban architecture, the habits nurtured by travellers and inhabitants to protect personal space and the interrupted narratives of encounters and conversations. The paintings themselves provide a fluid, mutable net to hold narrative fragments and connective elements in place; a landscape corresponding to the fragmentary mental maps which people construct in order to give their existence some measure of meaning.
Sharon Kim Phelps, Agnes Martin: Painting as Making and its Relation to Contemporary Practice.
Dennis, Jeffrey (2015) ‘I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart: 21 Painters in Britain’, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 15 March–29 June 2014. Journal of Contemporary Painting, 1 (1). pp. 168-172. ISSN 2052-6695
Dennis, Jeffrey (2015) The Changing Technologies of Art: Opportunities, Risk and Tradition. In: The Changing Technologies of Art: Paint Club at Griffin Gallery, 31 March 2015, The Studio Building, 21 Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ.
Dennis, Jeffrey (2015) Gwen John to Lucian Freud: Home and The World. [Show/Exhibition]
Dennis, Jeffrey (2013) The Masterwork of the Cheese Orpheus. [Art/Design Item]
Dennis, Jeffrey (2013) Long they look, and deeply. [Show/Exhibition]
Dennis, Jeffrey (2012) The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012. [Show/Exhibition]
Dennis, Jeffrey and Barlow, Phyllida and Bainbridge, Eric (2011) Pino Pascali and British sculpture. In: Pino Pascali and British Sculpture, 13th March 2011, Camden Art Centre, London, UK. (Unpublished)
Dennis, Jeffrey and White, David Ben (2011) The unbearable lightness of painting: the work of René Daniëls. Turps Banana, 10. ISSN 17493994
Dennis, Jeffrey (2010) The Lynn Painter Stainers prize exhibition. [Show/Exhibition]
Dennis, Jeffrey (2010) 'Misfits: Seven British Artists Abroad'. [Show/Exhibition]