1991-96 SINGER SONGWRITER IN SPANISH 'INDY/ POP BAND

I ARRIVED IN THAILAND IN EARLY 2000.   AFTER LEAVING MY
NATIVE ENGLAND IN 1989 MY TRAJECTORY HAD INCLUDED
NINE YEARS IN BARCELONA, THEN A TWO YEAR STAY IN NEW
YORK. MY PLAN WAS TO DO A BODY OF NEW WORK PERHAPS
WITH ASIAN INFLUENCES, (WHICH PROVED TRUE OVER TIME,)
AND GO BACK WEST. (WHICH DIDN'T PROVE TRUE / OR HAPPEN
YET)

MY OIL AND COLLAGE PAINTINGS HAD BEEN SHOWCASED IN
SOLO EXHIBITIONS IN THE UK  BARCELONA,  AND IN NEW YORK
6TH AV. SOHO, WILLIAMSBURGH, BROOKLYN, EASTON
PENSYLVANIA AND PHILADELPHIA.
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'EXHIBITIONS' TAB

FROM NEW YORK I LANDED IN BANGKOK TO FIND AN ANCIENT
TEAKWOOD HOUSE ON THE CHAO PHRAYA RIVER. HUCK FIN
STYLE
AS IF ARRIVING BACK IN MY TINY UK VILLAGE A LA TROPICS

MOVING DOWNTOWN IN LATE 2002 I BECAME FASCINATED
WITH BANGKOK'S UNIQUE VISUAL ABILITY FOR AMAZING
CONTRASTS:  TEMPLES BURIED UNDER FLYOVERS, ONLY
METERS FROM GLITTERING SKY-SCRAPERS OBSERVED BY
DOGS AND CHICKENS.

VARIOUS PHOTO-SERIES EMERGED,  ON THE CULTURE
CLASHES, ARCHITECTURE AND ANOMALIES OF WHICH
BANGKOK IS SO RICH, WITH THE INTENTION OF USING THE
RESULTS IN A NEW SERIES OF PAINTINGS.

MY PHOTO-WORKS THEN BEGAN TO TAKE ON AMEANING IN
THEIR OWN RIGHT. MY COLLAGE BACKGROUND URGED
FURTHER MANIPULATES,  MIXING AND FUSING MY  MOST
POIGNANT BANGKOK SERIES
     BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:  OVERVIEW
    BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:  THAILAND  
1964:   YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, BOYHOOD AND  
SCHOOL, SALISBURY , UK : THE RURAL SOUTH BY STONEHENGE
1987-89  MOVES TO BRISTOL IN SOUTH-WEST UK.FIRST SOLO
SHOW AND TWO YEARS  IN 'REDCLIFFE  ARTISTS' STUDIO GROUP
1989  MOVES TO BARCELONA SPAIN. COLLINS HAD VISITED
 A SPANISH FAMILY YEARLY FROM AGE 14.
1991-98   VARIOUS SOLO  EXHIBITIONS IN BARCELONA, IBIZA.
SPANISH TRANSLATIONS, CONCERT PRODUCTION AND TEACHING
1997  OFFERED EXHIBITIONS AND ARTIST'S RESIDENCY IN
SMACK MELON STUDIO GROUP IN NEW YORK
2000   MOVES TO BANGKOK THAILAND ON THE INVITATION OF
AN OLD SCHOOL & ARTIST FRIEND,
1998  MOVES TO NEW YORK. EXHIBITIONS IN NY,BROOKLYN,  
PHILADELPHIA & EASTON PENSYLVANIA
2000-10  VARIOUS EXHIBITIONS AND LECTURING IN BANGKOK
UNIVERSITIES. LECTURING IN ART & DESIGN AND ART HISTORY
2000-10   PHOTOS AND ARTICLES FOR THAI AND
INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINES
1982-83  ART FOUNDATION AT SALISBURY TECH.
1984-87   BA FINE ART PORTSMOUTH UNIVERSITY (PAINTING)
 
MARTIN P COLLINS
FINE ART PHOTO PRINTS   BANGKOK  2010
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