Rhys Coren

Rhys Coren was born in Plymouth, UK, in 1983. Coren graduated from the University of West England, Bristol, in 2006 and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art, at the Royal Academy Schools, London, in 2016.

Coren works across animation, writing, performance and painted marquetry. He explores rhythm, colour and texture in work that is characterised by cartoon-like clouds, grids of colour, shadows and the interplay of lines. Inspired by music, Coren credits the structures found in electronic dance music, jazz and disco as central to his work.

Coren was recently commissioned to create a nine metre long public artwork made from bespoke terrazzo, displayed behind Bond Street Crossrail station in London. In 2018, he was commissioned to create an animation as part of the Lumiere Festival, London. Entitled Love Motion, the animation was projected across the Royal Academy of Arts building and was accompanied by a bespoke soundtrack.

Coren’s solo exhibitions include Seventeen, London (2021, 2019, 2017); Frans Kasl Projects, Eindhoven (2021); Grimm Gallery, New York (2018);  Galerie pcp, Paris (2016) and Jerwood Project Space, London (2014). Group exhibitions include Drawing Room, London (2021); University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield (2019); Bluecoat, Liverpool; Screen City Biennial, MS Sandnes Boat, Stavanger, Norway (2017); Seventeen, London; Royal Academy of Arts, London (2016); Slate Projects, London (2015) Site Gallery, Sheffield  (2014); Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol; Design Museum, London (2013); FACT, Liverpool (2009) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2007). Coren has completed residencies in the UK, USA, and Italy.

Rhys Coren lives and works in London. 

Spotlight Talk

Join the artist’s of Between Before and After to hear them talk in person about their practice and new prints. Book your ticket below. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Rhys Coren
1pm, Saturday 11 February

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Rhys Coren in conversation with Helen Waters

In this interview recorded in June 2020, Rhys Coren talks to Co-Director Helen Waters from his studio in South London, via video, about his new series of screenprint…

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