Doug Foster (b. 1961, UK)
On gaining a degree in Animation and Graphic Design, Foster found work as an animation cameraman at the BBC in 1982. He soon became a lighting cameraman, shooting TV title sequences and commercials for many of the top production companies in London. In 1993 he joined the renowned Blink Productions as a commercials director and garnered some of the advertising industry’s highest awards for his films.
Foster gave up the world of commercials in 2006 to devote all his energy to making art. His first works were a set of finely crafted film installations that explore the lengths that people will go to when faced with serious challenges. He went on to create, large-scale projection installations that aspire to beguile at a more primal level by imposing perfect symmetry on irregular forms from nature to evoke pseudo-biological imagery.
Foster has exhibited at The David Roberts Foundation (2007), Punchdrunk’s Tunnel 228 (2009), Lazarides’ Hell’s Half Acre, The Minotaur, Bedlam and BRUTAL (2010 - 2013), Daydreaming With... St Michael’s (2011), Daydreaming With... The Hong Kong Edition (2012), Secret Cinema’s Prometheus (2012), Out Of Our Heads (2014), NOW Later (2014) and Daydreaming With Stanley Kubrick (2016). His solo shows include Only Human at The Fine Art Society (2008), In the Naughty Chair at Lazarides (2011) and No Beginning, No End at the Royal Festival Hall (2014).