Justin Piers Bateman

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Justin Piers Bateman
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Born1976 (age 44–45)
Frimley, England, UK
NationalityEnglish
CitizenshipBritain
Education
  • The University of Portsmouth
  • Central St Martins
OccupationArtist
Known forSite Specific Artwork. Land Art, Sculpture with natural materials
Websitewww.landminds.weebly.com

Justin Piers Bateman (born 1976) is a British Land Artist, and Lecturer. Bateman is best known for his works - Stona Lisa, Girl with The Pebble Earring, Pebble Picasso, Refugee, Stray, and Lady from Lombok. Bateman specializes in creating site-specific artwork that is ephemeral.[1][2]

Bateman has over two decade’s experience as a lecturer and worked as Art & Design FAD and HE Course Leader at the Fareham College, UK.[3] Bateman is the recipient of the Outstanding Lecturer of the Year Award and was awarded Outstanding teacher status by ofsted whilst at Fareham College, contributing to the College receiving a Tes Award.[4][5]

Early life and education

Bateman was born in 1976 and grew up in Lee on Solent, Hampshire, with his brother Jolyon. He studied Foundation Art and Design at The University of Portsmouth.[6]

Bateman in 1998 moved to London where he studied Sculpture at Central St Martins and graduated in 2001. In 2011, Bateman enrolled at Fareham College, Hants, UK, where he studied PTLS, DTLLS, and QTLS for three years.[7]

Career

Bateman started his career in 2001 when he joined the University of Portsmouth as a Lecturer in Fine Art. In 2002, Bateman combined Lecturing with a role in marketing as Creative Industry Head. In 2010 Bateman founded an underground Arts Club called The Beehive, which was a culmination of his interests in poetry, jazz, and film. The club was patronized by young creatives who regularly met to perform work in a large number of disciplines. In 2011, Bateman left the University of Portsmouth and joined Fareham College, UK, as an Art & Design FAD and HE Course Leader.

During his professional career, Bateman created numerous artworks, regularly exhibiting at 'Art Legacy' in Alton and contributing to private collections both in Alton and London.

Major Works

Bateman’s paintings and sculptures have been collected by several private investors, most notably Nyda and Oliver Prenn who also invested in Howard Hodgkin, Jackson Pollock amongst others. In 2017, Bateman abandoned traditional materials to focus entirely on Land Art.[8]

  • Bateman created Stona Lisa on a beach in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England in 2019, along with fellow artist; Tony Brooks, which has appeared on several international online news websites including ITV. Stona Lisa was featured on the front page of Reddit Arts.[9]
  • Bateman created The Girl with the Pebble Earring in 2019 at Portsmouth beach, also with Tony Brooks. The Girl with the Pebble Earring went viral, and a broadcast was aired by a local radio station, interviewing Bateman.[10]

Bateman created numerous artworks between 2018 and 2020 at several locations across South East Asia.[11] During the Coronavirus Pandemic, he created multiple artworks in a Forest in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. These were published in 'The Chiang Mai Post' in December 2020. This work was also published by the UK National Newspaper 'The Sun'.[12][13] [14][15]

Personal life

Bateman, while growing up, was inspired by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and the spiritual practices of Tibetan Monks, which is reflective in his works. A major theme of Bateman’s Land Art is impermanence, which is the reason why his artworks are temporal. Bateman, with his creations, aims to highlight the subsequent value of moments through ephemeral artworks that are unsaleable, and reflect upon the entropy of life. The work does not appear in Galleries and rejects traditional forms of exposure. Bateman’s work follows the legacy of cave art and early mosaic practices.

Gallery

Portfolio

References

  1. "British artist stuck in Thailand creates masterpieces using pebbles". The Sun. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  2. "For art's sake: British stone artist creates unique, impermanent, unsalable art". Chiang Mai Citylife. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  3. "Stona Lisa and Girl With Pebble Earring created on beach". ITV News. 22 August 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  4. "r/Art - Girl with a Pebble Earring, Justin Bateman and Tony Brooks, Southsea beach, 2019". reddit. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  5. "British artist stuck in Thailand creates masterpieces using pebbles". The Sun. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  6. Association, Press (22 August 2019). "Stona Lisa: Pair recreate masterpieces out of pebbles on beach". This is Money. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  7. "Stona Lisa: Pair recreate masterpieces out of pebbles on beach". belfasttelegraph. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  8. "Thailand Archives". The California Sun. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  9. "British artist stuck in Thailand creates masterpieces using pebbles". Flipboard. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  10. "Stona Lisa: Pair recreate masterpieces out of pebbles on beach". www.expressandstar.com. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  11. "Portsmouth". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  12. "Stona Lisa: Pair recreate masterpieces out of pebbles on beach". The Oldham Times. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  13. "The Creation of Adam (with pebbles) Tony Brooks and Justin Bateman Eastney Beach Portsmouth 2019 | The creation of adam, Portsmouth, Pebbles". Pinterest. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  14. "Meet the men behind the pebble art creations that have wowed Southsea beach goers". www.portsmouth.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  15. "Stona Lisa and Girl With Pebble Earring created on beach". ITV News. 22 August 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2020.

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