Elliot Minor is an abstract artist based in the Midlands, UK. Having a keen interest in art and design, he did begin studies in Architecture and then moved into Fine Art. Art has always been a constant source of fascination and it is this prior mixing of his interests in design and architecture as well as his love for nature that feeds into his current artistic practice.
Both form and composition play an important role in the development of the work, and also repetitive linear patterns and lines feature regularly. Often the artworks exude reductive and minimal processes, and styles such as minimalism, hard-edge painting, and monochromatic painting act as a big influence. He also enjoys exploring the textural and materialistic aspects of painting.
Saatchi Art Curator Jessica McQueen, ‘One to Watch’- “Elliot Minor’s minimalist abstracts are rooted in nature. He draws inspiration from his rural environment and his architectural background, exploring the juxtaposition between the natural and the artificial and man-made. Elliot’s practice is about going back to the basics, using organic forms and simple compositions to explore larger moments. For him it is about conveying ideas and sensations and turning them into a specific artistic language.”
Elliot received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the Manchester School of Art and studied architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture. He was shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture in 2013 and has exhibited his works frequently in London, Manchester, and Berlin. His works can be found in private collections in Europe and the U.S, and also in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures department, University of Manchester.
He is an active member and volunteer at Leamington Studio Artists. He holds the position of Press Officer producing art related content for local publishing.
Included in Private Collections throughout Europe and USA
University of Manchester, School of Arts Languages and Cultures
Saatchi Art Artist in 'One to Watch' series- November 2016
Included artist in Saatchi Art Catalogue Editions:
Fall 2016- Vol. 1
Fall 2016- Vol. 2
Spring 2016- Vol. 2
Slate Art Gallery Winter Exhibition 2017, Leamington Spa
China International Synaesthesia Art Exhibition and Symposium, Touring 2016
Luminaire Arts Showroom Gallery Launch Event, Grosvenor Pl, London, March 2016
Manchester School of Art Degree Show, June 2015
The Reason I am Here, Is This Reason Here, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, March 2015
IST KUNST ISM, Federation House, Manchester, Jan 2015
Salon des Refusés 2014, London
MadLabs Group Exhibition, Manchester, 2014
( Marzia Frozen Gallery, Berlin, Fall/Winter 2013)
Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture 2013 - Shortlisted
Weston Park Graduate Exhibition 2013
Radcliffe and Newlands London Open Art Exhibition 2012
Manchester Art Group Exhibition 2012
BA (Hons) Fine Art 2012-2015, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University
BA (Hons) Architecture, 2011-2012, Manchester School of Architecture, University of Manchester/Manchester Metropolitan University