Doug Foster (b. 1961, UK)


“Mesmerizing” is the word most often used to describe Doug Foster’s work. He employs craft skills honed in a previous life as a lighting cameraman to create imagery that aims to affect people at a visceral level. Years of research into the human visual system have informed his use of repeating spatial patterns and subtle temporal rhythms to stimulate primal areas of the brain. His projection installations might appear to be abstract compositions on first sight, but they soon reveal themselves to be constructed with intricately filmed elements from nature.

Selected group shows:

Beyond the Road, The Hyundai, Seoul - 2021

MK Calling, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes - 2020

Beyond the Road, Saatchi Gallery, King's Road, London - 2019

Beyond 2001: New Horizons, London College of Communications, London - 2018

The 14th Factory, 440 North Avenue 19, Los Angeles - 2017

Daydreaming With… UNKLE, Lazarides Rathbone, London - 2017

Daydreaming With... Stanley Kubrick, Somerset House, London - 2016

Still Here - A Decade of Lazarides, Lazarides Rathbone, London - 2016

Peninsula After Dark, NOW Gallery, Greenwich Peninsula, London - 2014

Shangri-La, Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury - 2014

Out Of Our Heads, James Putnam, Shoreditch Town Hall, London - 2014

BRUTAL, Lazarides & The Vinyl Factory, 180 The Strand, London - 2013

In Dreams, The Cob Gallery, London - 2013

PROJECT/ion 2, L&L Arts, The Old Bowery, New York - 2013

Bedlam, Lazarides, The Old Vic Tunnels, London - 2012

Secret Cinema presents Prometheus, (secret location), London - 2012

Daydreaming With... The Hong Kong Edition, Artistree, Hong Kong - 2012

The Minotaur, Lazarides, The Old Vic Tunnels, London - 2011

Daydreaming With... St Michael’s, St Michael’s Church, London - 2011

Hell’s Half Acre, Lazarides, The Old Vic Tunnels, London - 2010

Tunnel 228, Punchdrunk & The Old Vic, The Old Vic Tunnels, London - 2009

Works from the David Roberts Collection, One One One Gallery, London - 2007

Selected solo shows:

No Beginning, No End, Royal Festival Hall, London - 2014

UNKLE Sounds, James Lavelle, (all visuals for international tour) - 2011 & 2012

In the Naughty Chair, Lazarides Rathbone, London - 2011

Only Human, FAS Contemporary, New Bond Street, London - 2008