Kevin Storrar was born on The Wirral, Merseyside in 1980. Following graduation in 2003 Kevin Storrar has worked as a curatorial assistant, and has been involved with art education workshops with a number of art galleries around the UK. Since 2005 he has also worked within the Collections Management department for National Museums Liverpool. Currently he works as a Studio Assistant for Damien Hirst.
He studied Fine Art at Wirral Metropolitan College (1998–1999), then at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1999–2002), before gaining his MA in painting at Lancaster University (2002–2003). He has also gained a further MA, in Art Gallery Studies, from The University of Leicester (2004–2005).
My work aims to explore concepts of narrative. Images are created by a cut and paste process, sampling imagery from art history and popular culture to create ambiguous paintings based around pictorial representations of birth, death, sex and faith.
The process of making these images involves initially working on a computer to manipulate collages and drawings. These studies are then projected onto board and painted in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, spray-paint, enamel and household gloss. The paintings are built up in layers creating surfaces of contrasting texture, finish and style.
2006 Wish You Were Here, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
2004 No Show, touring exhibition, various venues
2004 The Formby Group, Artemis Picture Gallery, Formby
2003 4Ward, The Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster
2002 Degree Show 2002, School of Art Gallery, Aberystwyth
1999 Diploma Show 1999, Wirral Metropolitan College, Wirral
2004 Sefton Open 2004, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
2003 2D Open 2003, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
2003 Postcard Open 2003, The Taxi Gallery, Cambridge
2003 Sefton Open 2003, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport