Duggie Fields (b. 1945, Tidworth, UK) lives and works in London, UK. He graduated in 1968 from Chelsea School of Art, London and at the end of that year moved into the Earls Court apartment and studio that he lives in today.
As a student his work moved from Minimal, Conceptual and Constructivist phases before arriving at a more hard-edge post-Pop figuration. By the middle of the 1970s his work included many elements that were later defined as Post-Modernism.
In 1983, the Shiseido Corporation in Tokyo created a gallery specifically for his show, and Fields and his work were featured in a simultaneous national television, magazine, billboard and subway advertising campaign. He started working with digital media in the late 1990s describing his work in progress as Maximalist.
Selected solo exhibitions include: ‘Duggie Fields – Welcome to my World’, The Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool (2012); ‘Random Retrospective’, Virtual Gallery, DuggieFields.com (2000); Shiseido Exhibition, Tokyo (1983); Spacex Gallery, Exeter (1982); and lkon Gallery, Birmingham (1980).
Field’s works have been featured in numerous group presentations and film screenings internationally. Selected group exhibitions and film festivals include: ‘Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains’, V&A Museum, London (2017); ‘THE GAP BETWEEN THE FRIDGE AND THE COOKER’, The Modern Institute, Aird’s Lane, Glasgow (2017); ‘Flare Film Festival’, British Film Institute, London (2016); Dover Street Market, London (2008); ‘Zulurama 2’, ICA Gallery, London (2004); ‘Britart’, Selfridges, London (2003); ‘Digital Interface’, Leicester Square, London (2002); ‘Rapture’, The Barbican, London (2002); Venice Short Film Festival (2000); ‘Fashion and Surrealism’, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1989); ‘The Embellishment of the Statue of Liberty’, Cooper Hewitt Museum/Barney’s New York (1986); and London International Film Festival (1982).
The Modern Institute presents a historical show by British artist Duggie Fields.
Fields’ world combines elements from disparate cultural and historical vocabularies, drawing on imagery from classical and popular culture to inform his own cohesive signature style.
Fields studied at the Chelsea School of Art in London during the 1960s, and his body of work includes painting, video, sound and digital imagery. With a life that is very much intertwined with his creative output, Fields inspired Rei Kawakubo’s designs for Comme des Garçons’ Autumn/Winter 2007 collection, he featured in a Shiseido Corporation advertising campaign and was a cultural icon in Japan during the 1980s.
Fields’ exhibition will recreate the artist’s personal environment, collaging seminal works with new ones alongside video and sound pieces – a context that explores Fields’ position as an artist and cultural phenomenon
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon– Weds & Fri, 10am-6pm
Sat and Sun, 12pm-5pm
Tue 8 – Sat 26 May