Malcolm Green was born in Leigh-on-Sea, England in 1952, where he spent the first eighteen years of his life.

    He created and exhibited his first paintings and collages while reading psychology at the University of Reading (B.A. Hons). While studying for a Masters Degree in Social Psychology at Nottingham, he continued painting, principally in oils, and in 1973 began training as a classical dancer. The dance took him to Austria and Germany, where he worked as a soloist in several experimental dance companies for ten years, and toured widely throughout Europe.

    The painting “Spot” was done during this period, in 1982. At about the same time he and his friend Alastair Brotchie founded Atlas Press, a publishing venture dedicated to the avantgarde of the last 100 or so years, and which has since produced almost as many titles. Indeed, this work became so absorbing that for a little over a decade Malcolm Green had little time for his own painting, but came increasingly in contact with artists of the avantgarde. It was around the middle of the 1990s when he began again, adopting a technique he had seen used on the protective metal sheet at the back of rickshaws in Kathmandu, Nepal: the sheets are hammered from the reverse side using hammer and nail, and the raised pattern is then “coloured in”. Malcolm developed this technique using aluminium sheets and oil-based paint to produce paintings with his typical humour and enigmatic quality. Encouraged by among others Dieter Roth, who helped arrange the first exhibition of this new oeuvre, Malcolm has created some 90 works in this medium and had several exhibitions. The interested visitor is invited to inspect a selection at his website, linked to the following page.