Based in London, Harry Meadows is an artist working across media and exhibiting internationally. Since gaining an AHRC award and completing an MFA at Goldsmiths College he has exhibited with institutions such as The Barbican, Southbank Centre and Hayward Touring, as well as commissions for the Whitstable Biennial, Supernormal Festival and The Black Maria at The Granary, Kings Cross. Participatory projects include Coracle Regatta, an annual event on the edge of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2006 – 2012 and Slow Bike Race at Pump House Gallery, Battersea 2012. Harry has worked as artist in residence at London Metropolitan, Brazier’s Park and Studio36 Spike Island.
My practice led research investigates how municipal projects such as public services and land redevelopment are presented through branding and visualisation. I am interested in how the social, political and economic changes in municipal imagery have led away from the use of heraldic symbolism and depictions of mythical creatures, towards a more reductive postmodern geometry. This area of research also extends to the use of Computer Generated Images (CGI) through 3D digital rendering techniques and image manipulation in the production of architectural visualisations. The visual language of CGI landscapes and branded municipal services affects how we imagine and describe potential utopias. My work imagines ways in which these visualisation technologies can offer us a view of potential futures but also reflect on the lived experience of inhabiting a world closely networked with the virtual.