Acid Rock, an edition made especially for Art Seen, is a hand-made fine bone china panel with a digital transfer of one of Colclough’s meticulous paintings. The title refers to both a geological term and also to the musical genre with its psychedelic connotations. The painting describes a fictional rock, initially created digitally from images of geological and fossil fragments, with a distorted appearance as if it has warped under extreme heat or pressure. The image makes reference to the materials needed to make the china panel, bone and fine rock from the earth and the incredible heat necessary in order to transform them into ceramic.
Colclough studied at The Chelsea College of Art & Design 1996-1999 and Central Saint Martins 2008-2009 where he also currently teaches. Recent solo exhibitions include: Still Light, The Eye Sees, Arles, France (2019); The Place We’re In, Glass Cloud, London; On Ground, Gallery 333, Phoenix Art Centre, Exeter (2018); Neither From Nor Towards, Art Seen, Nicosia (2017); Choreography of Fragments, La Galerie Particuliére, Paris (2017); Material Symmetry, William Benington Gallery, London (2015); Other Worldly, dalla Rosa Gallery, London, (2014).
Selected group exhibitions include: Just a Bowl of Cherries, Experimental Center for the Arts,Thessaloniki, Greece (2019); The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London; New Relics, Thames-Side Gallery, London; Painting Notes, Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus; LAND SCAPE, Lone Wolf Projects, Exchange, Berlin (2018); Various Species, Greystone Industries, Suffolk (2016); Abt Forms, Art Seen, Cyprus (2016); Contemporary Drawing from Britain, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi'an, China (2016); Perfectionism (part II), Griffin Gallery, London (2015); Anthology, Charlie Smith, London (2015); Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Jerwood Space, London (2013); The Fine Line, Identity Gallery, Hong Kong, (2013); EarthWorks, P.P.O.W. New York, (2012); There Was a Country Where They Were All Thieves, Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam (2012); Collection No 1.Interior and the Collectors, Lyon (2011); The Joy, Nettie Horn, London (2007); Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales (2005).
His work is in private collections in London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Cyprus.